- William,1578–1657, English physician: discoverer of the circulation of the blood.
- a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “army” and “battle.”
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Harvey was as indefatigable a labourer as any we have named.Self-Help
“Of course I will, Harvey,” responded the operator in a matter-of-fact way.The Mountain Divide
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Harvey bitterly disputed the Council's power to thwart his will.
Harvey had extended a helping hand to Baltimore's colonists.
Harvey was finally able to return to England, probably in 1641.
- William. 1578–1657, English physician who discovered the mechanism of blood circulation, expounded in On the motion of the heart (1628)
Word Origin and History for harvey
masc. proper name introduced in England by Bretons at the Conquest; from Old French Hervé, Old Breton Aeruiu, Hærviu, literally "battle-worthy."
- English physician, anatomist, and physiologist who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body (1628).
- English physician and physiologist who in 1628 demonstrated the function of the heart and the circulation of blood throughout the human body.
Biography: In the second century ce, the Greek physician Galen theorized that blood is created in the liver, passes once through the heart, and is then absorbed by bodily tissues. Galen's ideas were widely accepted in European medicine until 1628, when William Harvey published a book describing the circulation of blood throughout the body. Through his observations of human and animal dissections, Harvey saw that blood flows from one side of the heart to the other and that it flows through the lungs and returns to the heart to be pumped elsewhere. There was one missing part of the cycle: How did the blood pumped to distant body tissues get into the veins to be carried back to the heart? As an answer, Harvey offered his own, unproven theory, one that has since been shown to be true: blood passes from small, outlying arteries through tiny vessels called capillaries into the outlying veins. Harvey's views were so controversial at the time that many of his patients left his care, but his work became the basis for all modern research on the heart and blood vessels.