William Harvey, English physician, 17th century.
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William Harvey, English physician, 17th century.

Hall, J

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Engraving by J Hall after C Jonson. William Harvey MD, FRCP (1578-1657) was attached to St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and was physician to both James I and Charles I. Best known for discovering the circulation of the blood, made public in 1616, Harvey also superintended the physical examination of women accused of witchcraft, and built a library for the Royal College of Physicians. Plate taken from the first edition of 'Opera Omnia' ('Complete Works', 1766) by William Harvey.



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