William Harvey
English doctor
William Harvey
William Harvey was an English physician, who described completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart, though earlier writers had provided precursors of the theory. After his death the William Harvey Hospital was constructed in the town of Ashford, several miles from his birthplace of Folkestone.
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Public Broadcasting Atlanta Honors September 11, 2001 With Commemorative ... - Duluth Weekly
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WABE 90.1FM is proud to offer special commemorative radio coverage beginning at 8pm, September 10th with a special edition of From The Top, featuring violinist William Harvey who talks about performing for Ground Zero rescue workers and how that
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Eleanor Farmer: Blood - Telegraph.co.uk
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William Harvey (1578-1657) The English physician William Harvey was the first person to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart. He claimed that the action of the heart
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Nurses at Kent hospital get 'do not disturb' signs - BBC News
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The trust runs the Kent and Canterbury, the William Harvey in Ashford, and the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in Margate. Sarah Dodsworth, of the Royal College of Nursing, said: "We wouldn't want to see it being used as a way to reduce the number of
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Jimmy Cross - Lexington Dispatch
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3, 1950, in Davidson County to William Harvey and Mary Cross Harvey. He was a member of Johnsontown United Methodist Church in Thomasville and a former cook at Smokey Joe's. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,
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William Arthur Fulton - Jamestown Post Journal
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He was born June 9, 1914 in Hottleville, PA, the son of William Harvey and Genieve DeVilder Fulton. William was a graduate of Cattaraugus High School and in earlier years was employed by Bell Aircraft (Niagara Falls) during WWII, Mobil Gas in Buf-falo,
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Tiffin historical marker to be unveiled Sunday - Toledo Blade
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William Harvey Gibson, commanding officer of the regiment, organized 100-man companies that came from the surrounding towns and rural areas of Seneca, Hancock, Sandusky, Putnam, Wyandot, and Crawford counties. Mustered into federal service in August,
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Salvation Army gets OK for rehab - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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On the board, from left, are William Harvey, John Bergold, Solicitor Charles McCormick and Zoning Officer William Harris. The board voted 3-1 to approve the request for the Salvation Army ARC program that houses about 50 adults in need of basic
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The Battle of Wilson's Creek - Emporia Gazette
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... LA Loomis, GW Reed, IN Spencer, Isaac Denham, AS Broxson, Abner Brink, PG Hallberg, Albert Edwards, William Harvey, JC Gruwell, Thomas Miller, BFW Perry, William H. Allen, AJ Huestis, John P. Sleeper, H. Burt, Issac Gasten, M. Myers and John Clark
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A good heart is hard to find but artificial ones are getting better - Irish Independent
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In 1628, William Harvey published his best-known work, An Anatomical Exercise on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Living Beings. "The heart of animals is the foundation of their life, the sovereign of everything within them," Harvey wrote at the
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USA Masters Track & Field Championships -- third-day results - Plain Dealer
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35: Kunle Lawson 45.11m; 40: John Wirtz (Avon Lake) 52.20m; 45: Glenn Thompson 45.43m; 50: Warren Taylor 48.22m; 55: Bruce Kennedy 38.97m; 60: Robert Hume 49.55m; 65: William Harvey 39.94m. 70: Jerry Harwood 12.15m; 75: William Gramley 14.43m;
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Baby who beat meningitis twice: Double brush with death at four weeks old - Daily Mail
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George, who was born last November at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, has lost the sight in his left eye and the hearing in his left ear as a result of the illness. He also has weakness down the left side of his body
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RARE LOVE radio tower artwork a hit with UK festival goers - Auction Central News
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The tower captures transmissions of love stories told by local characters including HG Wells, Joseph Contrad, Logie Baird and William Harvey, Wright said, explaining that the goal of his installation if “to reinvigorate local interest in this history
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Petal man arrested for sexual battery - Hattiesburg American
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Petal Police Department has arrested and charged William Harvey Boone, 25, of Petal with sexual battery of a 14 year-old. Police Detective Mitch Nobles said police were called around 6:40 pm Thursday to Howard Drive where they arrested Boone
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Former Hampton University administrator Keshia Campbell returns as athletic ... - Daily Press
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"I am looking forward to rejoining the university," said Campbell, who thanked Hampton president William Harvey and Rodney Smith, HU vice president for administrative services, for having confidence in her. "I definitely enjoyed what I did at Hampton,
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Group will share stories from traveling to Israel, Palestine today at library - Palladium-Item
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Having taught several Palestinian students over the years, William Harvey, professor of biology at Earlham, hoped the trip would help him understand obstacles those students had faced by visiting their homelands. "I promised them that someday I would
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Quintiles plans more Prime Sites in UK - Pharma Times
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The company recently gave a further vote of confidence to the UK as a key location for clinical research by investing in a clinical research facility – part of the new William Harvey Heart Centre – at the same site. Quintiles also has its European
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Ima Jeane Rogers Sage - LubbockOnline.com
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Ima Jeane was born in Happy, Texas on April 17, 1927, to William Harvey and Lula Ann Rogers. Her family moved to Panhandle, Texas in 1930 before coming to Idalou in 1934. A 1944 graduate of Idalou High School, she participated in basketball and became
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You Said What? To Who? - BainbridgeGa.com
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The man, 24 year old William Harvey, did not take kindly to his circumstance nor being told to quiet down. William Harvey responded to Trooper Landrum with more loud cursing, some directed at Trooper Landrum, who again warned him to quiet down
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1657
    Age 78
    "The body of William Harvey lapt in lead, simply soldered, was laid without shell or enclosure of any kind in the Harvey vault of this Church of Hempstead, Essex, in June 1657.
    More Details Hide Details In the course of time the lead enclosing the remains was, from expose and natural decay, so seriously damaged as to endanger its preservation, rendering some repair of it the duty of those interested in the memory of the illustrious discoverer of the circulation of the Blood. The Royal College of Physicians, of which corporate body Harvey was a munificent Benefactor did in the years 1882–1883, by permission of the Representatives of the Harvey family, undertake this duty. In accordance with this determination the leaden mortuary chest containing the remains of Harvey was repaired, and was, as far as possible, restored to its original state... " Published in 1628 in the city of Frankfurt (host to an annual book fair that Harvey knew would allow immediate dispersion of his work), 72 page Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus contains the matured account of the circulation of the blood. Opening with a simple but clear dedication to King Charles I, the quarto has 17 chapters which give a perfectly clear and connected account of the action of the heart and the consequent movement of the blood around the body in a circuit. Having only a tiny lens at his disposal, Harvey was not able to reach the adequate pictures that were attained through such microscopes used by Leeuwenhoek; thus he had to resort to theory – and not practical evidence – in certain parts of his book.
    Harvey was buried in Hempstead, Essex. The funeral procession started on 26 June 1657 leading Harvey to be placed in the 'Harvey Chapel' built by Eliab.
    More Details Hide Details The conditions of Harvey's burial are also known: "Harvey was laid in the chapel between the bodies of his two nieces, and like them he was lapt in lead, coffin less ". On St. Luke's Day, 18 October 1883, Harvey's remains were reinterred, the leaden case carried from the vault by eight Fellows of the College of Physicians, and deposited in a sarcophagus containing his works and an inscription:
  • 1645
    Age 66
    The surrender of Oxford in 1645 marks the beginning of Harvey's gradual retirement from public life and duties.
    More Details Hide Details Now sixty-eight years old and childless, Harvey had lost three brothers and his wife by this time. He thus decided to return to London, and lived with his brothers Eliab and Daniel at different periods. Having retired from St Bartholomew's Hospital and his various other aforementioned positions, he passed most of this time reading general literature. Several attempts to bring Harvey back into the 'working world' were made, however; here is an excerpt of one of Harvey's answers: "Would you be the man who should recommend me to quit the peaceful haven where I now pass my life and launch again upon the faithless sea? You know full well what a storm my former lucubrations raised. Much better is it oftentimes to grow wise at home and in private, than by publishing what you have amassed with infinite labour, to stir up tempests that may rob you of peace and quiet for the rest of your days."
  • 1642
    Age 63
    The conflicts of the Civil War soon led King Charles to Oxford, with Harvey attending, where the physician was made 'Doctor of Physic' in 1642 and later Warden of Merton College in 1645. "In Oxford he (Harvey) very soon settled down to his accustomed pursuits, unmindful of the clatter of arms and of the constant marching and countermarching around him, for the city remained the base of operations until its surrender... "
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1636
    Age 57
    Harvey returned to Italy in 1636, dining at the English College, Rome, as a guest of the Jesuits there, in October 1636.
    More Details Hide Details It is possible he met Galileo in Florence en route. During the English Civil War a mob of citizen-soldiers against the King entered Harvey's lodgings, stole his goods, and scattered his papers. The papers consisted of "the records of a large number of dissections... of diseased bodies, with this observations on the development on insects, and a series of notes on comparative anatomy." During this period, Harvey maintained his position, helped the wounded on several occasions and protected the King's children during the Battle of Edgehill.
  • 1632
    Age 53
    Having returned to England in 1632, Harvey accompanied King Charles I wherever he went as 'Physician in Ordinary.'
    More Details Hide Details In particular, Charles' hunting expeditions gave Harvey access to many deer carcasses; it was upon them that Harvey made many observations and consequent theories.
    Earlier, in 1632, while travelling with the King to Newmarket, he had been sent to investigate a woman accused of being a witch.
    More Details Hide Details Initially he told her that he was a wizard and had come to discuss the Craft with her, and asked whether she had a familiar. She put down a saucer of milk and called to a toad which came out and drank the milk. He then sent her out to fetch some ale, and killed the toad and dissected it, concluding that it was a perfectly ordinary animal and not supernatural in any way. When the woman returned she was naturally very angry and upset, but Harvey eventually silenced her by stating that he was the King's Physician, sent to discover whether she were a witch, and if she were, to have her apprehended. At the age of fifty-two, Harvey received commands by the king to accompany the Duke of Lennox during his trip abroad. This voyage – the first after his return from Padua – lasted three years, taking Harvey through the countries of France and Spain during the Mantuan War and Plague. During this journey he wrote to Viscount Dorchester:
  • 1629
    Age 50
    He was re-elected 'Censor' of the College of Physicians in 1629, having been elected for the first time in 1613 and the second time in 1625.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, Harvey was also elected Treasurer of the College. Harvey was a prominent sceptic regarding allegations of witchcraft. He was one of the examiners of four women from Lancashire accused of witchcraft in 1634, and as a consequence of his report, all of them were acquitted.
  • FORTIES
  • 1628
    Age 49
    In 1628 he published in Frankfurt his completed treatise on the circulation of the blood, the De Motu Cordis.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of negative comments by other physicians Harvey "fell mightily in his practice", but continued advancing his career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1618
    Age 39
    Harvey continued to participate in the Lumleian lectures while also taking care of his patients at St Bartholomew's Hospital; he thus soon attained an important and fairly lucrative practice, which climaxed with his appointment as 'Physician Extraordinary' to King James I on 3 February 1618.
    More Details Hide Details He seems to have similarly served various aristocrats, including Lord Chancellor Bacon.
  • 1616
    Age 37
    Harvey began his lectures in April 1616.
    More Details Hide Details At this time, at the age of thirty-seven, he was described as "a man of lowest stature, round faced; his eyes small, round, very black and full of spirit; his hair as black as a raven and curling". The notes which he used at the time are preserved in the British Museum. At the beginning of his lectures, Harvey laid down the canons for his guidance:
  • 1615
    Age 36
    The next important phase of Harvey's life began with his appointment to the office of Lumleian lecturer on 4 August 1615.
    More Details Hide Details The Lumleian lectureship, founded by Lord Lumley and a Dr. Richard Caldwell in 1582, consisted in pronouncing lectures for a period of seven years, with the purpose of "spreading light" and increasing the general knowledge of anatomy throughout England.
  • 1609
    Age 30
    Succeeding a Dr Wilkinson on 14 October 1609, he became the Physician in charge at St Bartholomew's Hospital, which enjoined him, "in God's most holy name" to "endeavor yourself to do the best of your knowledge in the profession of physic to the poor then present, or any other of the poor at any time of the week which shall be sent home unto you by the Hospitaller...
    More Details Hide Details You shall not, for favor, lucre or gain, appoint or write anything for the poor but such good and wholesome things as you shall think with your best advice will do the poor good, without any affection or respect to be had to the apothecary. And you shall take no gift or reward... for your counsel... This you will promise to do as you shall answer before God... " Harvey earned around thirty-three pounds a year and lived in a small house in Ludgate, although two houses in West Smithfield were attached as fringe benefits to the post of Physician. At this point, the physician's function consisted of a simple but thorough analysis of patients who were brought to the hospital once a week and the consequent writing of prescriptions.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1607
    Age 28
    Elected a Fellow of the College of Physicians on 5 June 1607, Harvey accepted a position at St Bartholomew's Hospital that he was to occupy for almost all the rest of his life.
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  • 1604
    Age 25
    Following this, Harvey established himself in London, joining the College of Physicians on 5 October 1604.
    More Details Hide Details A few weeks after his admission, Harvey married Elizabeth Browne, "daughter of Lancelot Browne Dr. Physic". They had no children.
  • 1602
    Age 23
    Harvey graduated as a Doctor of Medicine at the age of 24 from the University of Padua on 25 April 1602.
    More Details Hide Details It reports that Harvey had "conducted himself so wonderfully well in the examination and had shown such skill, memory and learning that he had far surpassed even the great hopes which his examiners had formed of him." After graduating from Padua, Harvey immediately returned to England where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge that same year, and became a fellow of Gonville and Caius College.
  • 1600
    Age 21
    William's father, Thomas Harvey, was a jurat of Folkestone where he served the office of mayor in 1600.
    More Details Hide Details Records and personal descriptions delineate him as an overall calm, diligent, and intelligent man whose "sons... revered, consulted and implicitly trusted in him... (they) made their father the treasurer of their wealth when they acquired great estates (He) kept, employed, and improved their gainings to their great advantage." Thomas Harvey's portrait can still be seen in the central panel of a wall of the dining-room at Rolls Park, Chigwell, in Essex. William was the eldest of nine children, seven sons and two daughters, of Thomas and his wife Joan Halke. Notable family connections include Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, who married William's niece Elizabeth Harvey, and the diplomat Sir Daniel Harvey.
  • 1599
    Age 20
    He then travelled through France and Germany to Italy, where he entered the University of Padua, in 1599.
    More Details Hide Details During Harvey's years of study there, he developed a relationship with Fabricius and read Fabricius's De Venarum Ostiolis.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1597
    Age 18
    Harvey graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from Caius in 1597.
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  • 1593
    Age 14
    Harvey's initial education was carried out in Folkestone, where he learned Latin. He then entered the King's School (Canterbury). Harvey stayed at the King's School for five years, after which he matriculated at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge in 1593.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1578
    Born
    Born in 1578.
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