William Harvey

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Noun1.William Harvey - English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the bloodWilliam Harvey - English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
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It begins with ancient records and discusses such topics as Hippocratic concepts, Aristotle, Galen, Mondino de Luzzi, Leonardo da Vinci, William Harvey, William Hunter, John Hunter, Robert Knox, body snatchers and the trade in corpses, the anatomical literature, the legislation of human dissection, anatomy in the Third Reich, anatomical societies and associations, and the modernization of the anatomy curriculum in medical schools.