William Harvey

Born April 1, 1578 died June 3, 1657.

Fact 1

William Harvey was an English Physician and was the first person to correctly describe blood's circulation the in the body and that the heart pumps blood.

Fact 2

He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge after completing his Bachelor's degree from Caius College.

Fact 3

After he died, the William Harvey Hospital was built in Ashford, close to his birthplace of Folkestone.

Fact 4

William Harvey was appointed as the 'Physician Extraordinary' to King James I on 3 February 1618. He also served various aristocrats, including Lord Chancellor Bacon.

Fact 5

He obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge and established himself in London after joining the College of Physicians.