William Harvey

William Harvey (1578 – 1657) was an English physician.

Harvey made seminal contributions in the fields of anatomy and physiology

  • Born 1 April 1578 Folkstone, Kent
  • 1593-1597 Caius College, Cambridge
  • 1599 – University of Padua
  • 1602 – MD, University of Padua
  • 1607 – Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • 1618 – Physician extraordinary to James I
  • 1645 – Warden of Merton College, Oxford
  • President of the College of Physicians
  • Died 3 June 1657

Medical Eponyms

  • Alternate names: Gulielmi Harveii; Gulielmo Harveo; Gulielmus Harveus

Major Publications


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the person behind the name

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