William Harvey was another very important Renaissance surgeon.
He discovered that the heart acted like a pump and pumped bloood around the body. Before this people had believed the old idea of Galens that the body made new blood each night when we were asleep.
Harvey was a british surgeon and he like Vesalius
The second important practitioner was William Harvey - who discovered the principle of the circulation of the blood through the body. He trained at Cambridge and Padua universities, and became doctor to James I and Charles I of England.
He calculated that it was impossible for the blood to be burned up in the muscles (as Galen had claimed).
He published 'Anatomical Account of the Motion of the Heart and Blood', which scientifically proved the principle of the circulation of the blood. This book marked the end of Galen's influence on anatomy.
These questions below are past paper questions on Harvey. See if you can answer them
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