William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood

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William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood

  • 1971 ----- color ----- 40 min ----- vhs
  • (Revised editon) Makes full use of historical documents, portraits and of sequences specially filmed on location in Padua as well as in England to describe Harvey's education at Canterbury, Cambridge and Padua, and the influence of his various teachers. Animated diagrams are used to illustrate the theories of the movement of the blood in the body up to Harvey's time, theories which had originated over one thousand years before, from the teachings of Galen, the Greek physician. Then Harvey's experimental work in proof of his hypothesis put forth in De Motu Cordis in 1628 is reconstructed. The commentary is from Harvey's own writings.
  • Topics: (Biography, Biology, Medicine, Physiology, Zoology)