Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: closed circulation of the blood

  • William Harvey

    Philip R. LiebsonChicago, Illinois, United States The impression that William Harvey (1578-1657) discovered the closed circulation of the blood is not entirely accurate, although after Harvey there was never any doubt about it. Regardless of what credit you ascribe to him, it is clear that his research benefited from more than two thousand years of…