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William Harvey

Genius Discoverer of Blood Circulation

Series: Genius Scientists and Their Genius Ideas

By Lisa Yount

In the 17th century the English physician, William Harvey described for the first time the details of the human circulatory system. Harvey discovered that the heart was a muscle and that by contracting, pushed blood through the body. He worked out the whole pattern of the heartbeat. William Harvey's genius changed how people understood the workings of the human body. This marked on the greatest advances in the study of medicine.

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