What did William Harvey invent?


What did William Harvey invent?

A Prominent Physician:

In 1618, William Harvey became physician to King James I and eventually his son Charles.

Important Events:

  • William Harvey was born on April 1, 1578 (Folkestone, UK) and was one of ten children.
  • He studied at King's School (Canterbury, Kent) and the University of Padua.
  • He was a student of Hieronymous Fabricius.
  • He married Elizabeth Browne in 1604 and they had no children.
  • William Harvey died in Roehampton, London on June 3, 1657.

Answer and Explanation:

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William Harvey did not invent, but rather he discovered that blood circulates through the entire body in one connected system of arteries and veins....

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William Harvey: Biography, Discoveries & Accomplishments
William Harvey: Biography, Discoveries & Accomplishments


Chapter 12 / Lesson 6

This lesson will describe the life and accomplishments of Dr. William Harvey. We will discuss his discovery of the circulatory system, as well as the impact his discovery has had on the medical community.

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