June 26, 2020

Ep.34 - Kristin Hussey - William Harvey, College of Physicians and the Discovery of Circulation

Dr Kristin Hussey discusses William Harvey, one of Britain’s foremost anatomists and discoverer of the circulation of blood.


Born into a middle-class family in 1578, William Harvey rose to fame as one of Britain’s foremost anatomists, Harvey’s discovery of the circulation of blood rocked the medical world of the time, published in his treatise On the Motion of the Heart and Blood. Physician to King Charles I and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, William Harvey is one of history’s prominent figures.

Speaker: Dr Kristin Hussey (Curator, Royal College of Physicians of London)


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