Sergeant William Harvey Carney USA, ~ 29 Feb 1840-8 Dec 1908 was the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He rescued the US Flag as its' bearer fell & then carried it to the enemy ramparts & back after which he declared: "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!"
In the 13th century, another Muslim medic named IBN AL-NAFIS described the circulation of the blood, 300 YEARS BEFORE WILLIAM HARVEY discovered it. Muslims doctors also invented anaesthetics of opium and alcohol mixes and developed hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes in a technique still used today.
Harvey Seaweeds 10 Originally compiled by British naturalist, William Harvey, these seaweed images are taken from his work called Psychologica Britannica that was commissioned in 1884. Art: 27in. × 35in. Framed: 30.5in. × 38.5in