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William Harvey and the Mechanics of the Heart (Oxford Portraits in Science)



William Harvey is the riveting story of a seventeenth-century man of medicine and the scientific revolution he sparked with his amazing discoveries about blood circulation within the body. Jole Shackelford traces Harvey’s life from his early days in Folkstone, England, to his study of medicine in Padua through his rise to court physician to King James I and King Charles I, where he had the opportunity to conduct his research in human biology and physiology. Harvey’s lecture notes show that…



William Harvey And The Mechanics Of The Heart

ISBN 10 : 9780195120493
ISBN 13 : 0195120493

A biography of the eminent seventeenth century physician and scientist who discovered the functions of the heart, arteries, and veins in the circulation of blood...




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ISBN 13 : 0195092147

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