who 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
. After his death "The William Harvey Hospital" was constructed in the town of Ashford, several miles from his birthplace of Folkestone.
Harvey's father Thomas Harvey, was a jurat
where he served the office of mayor in 1600.
The heart of animals is the foundation of their life, the sovereign of everything within them, the sun of their microcosm, that upon which all growth depends, from which all power proceeds.
I profess both to learn and to teach anatomy, not from books but from dissections; not from positions of philosophers but from the fabric of nature.
I avow myself the partisan of truth alone.
As art is a habit with reference to things to be done, so is science a habit in respect to things to be known.
I appeal to your own eyes as my witness and judge.