Harvey and the heart

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  • Harvey and the circulatory system
    • 1628 published "An Anatomical Disputation concerning the Movement of the Heart and Blood in Living Creatures"
      • Described accurately how blood was pumped around the body by heart
      • Disproved Galen's ideas - blood
        • Widely accepted 1500 years
        • Fundamental understanding heart's role
        • Stated old blood replaced after use
          • Invisible holes in septum (heart)
      • Thomas Wright = "Arguably as great as Darwin's theory of evolution and Newton's theory of Gravity
    • Made discoveries through dissection, observation & experimentation
    • Noticed how valves in the veins only allowed blood to travel towards the heart
      • Noticed the opposite with arteries
        • Not accepted
          • Concluded the same amount of blood was being pumped around the body several times an hour
          • Noticed how valves in the veins only allowed blood to travel towards the heart
            • Noticed the opposite with arteries
              • Not accepted
                • Concluded the same amount of blood was being pumped around the body several times an hour
                • Contradicted Galen's work
                • Accepted & taught in medical schools 50 years later
              • Unable to explain how
                • Wasn't until the microscope was invented that capillaries were discovered
            • Went on to how much blood was circulated around the body in 1 hour
              • Realised there was too much blood for it to be constantly reproduced
            • Contradicted Galen's work
            • Accepted & taught in medical schools 50 years later
          • Unable to explain how
            • Wasn't until the microscope was invented that capillaries were discovered
        • Went on to how much blood was circulated around the body in 1 hour
          • Realised there was too much blood for it to be constantly reproduced
        • His work paved the way for other discoveries on the body
          • Known as physiology
            • Scientists explain things that Harvey was unable to
              • How blood moved from arteries to veins
                • Marcello Malpighi
                  • Capillaries link arteries to veins
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