'The Circulation of the Blood'
By William Harvey (Author)
Discovering the circulatory nature of blood flow and the function of the heart, William Harvey released medical science from prevailing classical theory and paved the way for the rise of an exact anatomical science.
William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician. He was the first to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and 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.