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4. Harvey's Experiments
About this Lecture
In this module, we take a closer look at what experiments Harvey did to prove his theory. Harvey used mathematics, practical experiments and demonstrations to disprove Galen. Throughout his lifetime, Harvey's thinking was debated consistently but his beliefs did eventually win out.
In this course, Professor Andrew Gregory (UCL) explores the life of William Harvey and his discovery of the circulation of the blood. We will look at why Harvey's discovery is so important and why it was such a difficult discovery to make given the medical perceptions of the time.
Andrew Gregory is professor of the history and philosophy of science at University College, London. His research interests include ancient science, the relation of religion and science, and William Harvey. He has written widely on Harvey, including his book Harvey's Heart: The Discovery of Blood Circulation.
Cite this Lecture
Gregory, A. (2021, September 29). Medicine Through Time – William Harvey and Circulation, 1570-1660 - Harvey's Experiments [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-william-harvey-and-circulation/harvey-s-experiments
Gregory, Andrew. "Medicine Through Time – William Harvey and Circulation, 1570-1660 – Harvey's Experiments." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 29 Sep 2021, https://www.massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-william-harvey-and-circulation/harvey-s-experiments