About This Item
Blood circulation experiment
Veins--anatomy & histology
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 hands point to the veins.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Original image in: Harvey, William, 1578-1657. De motu cordis (Francofurti : Sumptibus F. Fitzeri,1628), plate 2. C157 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
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.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Harvey, William, 1578-1657
1 print : engraving
12 x 18 cm
“Blood circulation experiment,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed December 5, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2333.