William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician, who described completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart, though earlier writers had provided precursors of the theory. After his death the William Harvey Hospital was constructed in the town of Ashford, several miles from his birthplace of Folkestone.

William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician, who described completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart, though earlier writers had provided precursors of the theory. After his death the William Harvey Hospital was constructed in the town of Ashford, several miles from his birthplace of Folkestone.

William Harvey is famous for his studies of the circulatory system and embryology. Some of the books he has written include On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, The Circulation of the Blood, and The Anatomical Exercises.

William Harvey is famous for his studies of the circulatory system and embryology. Some of the books he has written include On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, The Circulation of the Blood, and The Anatomical Exercises.

William Harvey Carney was an African American soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Fort Wagner. Carney, once a slave, escaped through the underground railroad in Norfolk, VA.

African-Americans in the Civil War

William Harvey Carney was an African American soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Fort Wagner. Carney, once a slave, escaped through the underground railroad in Norfolk, VA.

Major Francis John William Harvey, VC (1873–1916), Royal Marine Light Infantry

Major Francis John William Harvey, VC (1873–1916), Royal Marine Light Infantry

PH 9028. Photoprint of ferryman William Harvey, rowing the ferry at the Williams…

PH 9028. Photoprint of ferryman William Harvey, rowing the ferry at the Williams…

William Harvey. The man who first correctly explained the process of blood circulation in our bodies and the role of heart in the process is none other than William Harvey, an English physician. He is also known as the father of modern physiology.

William Harvey. The man who first correctly explained the process of blood circulation in our bodies and the role of heart in the process is none other than William Harvey, an English physician. He is also known as the father of modern physiology.

The Placenta Rainbow is a 2017 Wellcome Image Award winning image.  These placentas are from mice with genetically different immune systems, and have been stained for three proteins. The range of colours indicate that differences in a mother’s immune system can have a significant effect on placental development. Techniques such as this could help us understand and identify ways to treat complications that arise during pregnancy.  From 6-12 March the Wellcome Image Awards are taking over…

The Placenta Rainbow is a 2017 Wellcome Image Award winning image. These placentas are from mice with genetically different immune systems, and have been stained for three proteins. The range of colours indicate that differences in a mother’s immune system can have a significant effect on placental development. Techniques such as this could help us understand and identify ways to treat complications that arise during pregnancy. From 6-12 March the Wellcome Image Awards are taking over…

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