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William Harvey


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William Harvey
   discovered   
Blood Circulation
(1628) Discovered that blood circulates through the body and named the heart as the organ responsible for pumping the blood. His groundbreaking work, 'Anatomical Essay on the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals', published in 1628, laid the groundwork for modern physiology.
William Harvey
   wrote   
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. included Harvey in his list of ten most influential people of the second millennium.






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