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01/04/1578 English physician William Harvey is born

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Misunderstood Geniuses: William Harvey

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The experiments of William Harvey

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William Harvey & Blood Circulation

He is known as the discoverer of the blood circulation. Harvey proved that the blood is pumped to the body and brain by heart. Harvey was also proponent of rational and skeptical thinking. He was one of the examiners in 1634 Lancashire witch trial. Thanks to his report, all accused women were acquitted.
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