William Harvey M.D.Discoverer of the Circulation of the Blood.
Mezzotint, with large margins. Plate 171 x 140mm. 6¾ x 5½". Rare.
Dr William Harvey (1578-1657) was court physician to James I and Charles I, and best known for his discovery of the principle of blood circulation. His 'De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis', 1628, identified the heart as a pump, central to the flow of blood. He also conducted work in embryology and argued that life arose from the egg and was not spontaneously generated as previously thought.
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