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Blood circulation experiment

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Title

Blood circulation experiment

Subject

Blood Circulation
Veins--anatomy & histology
Ligation
Book Illustrations

Description

Artist unknown.
Experiment by William Harvey demonstrating the circulation of blood. Two arms, with ligatures used to distend the veins, grasp a Barber's pole. A physican's hand points to one of the veins in the bottom image.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Source

De motu cordis, William Harvey’s landmark work on circulation, was first published in 1628. In this work, Harvey, using simple experiments, was the first to accurately describe the motion of the heart and blood.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1628

Contributor

Harvey, William, 1578-1657

Identifier

C157.pl1

Original Format

1 print : engraving

Physical Dimensions

12 x 18 cm

Citation

“Blood circulation experiment,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2332.

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