The Discovery Of Circulation

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  • 200

    Galen - Doctor In Rome

    Said blood passes through the septum, and the heart pumps it to the muscles, where it is burned up.
  • Jan 1, 1250

    Ibn an Nafis - Persian Doctor

    Said blood does not go through the septum, and is pumped past the lungs.
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Leonardo da Vinci - Artist

    Made detailed drawings of the anatomy of the heart.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Vesalius - Professor at Padua

    Said blood does not pass through the septum.
  • Jan 1, 1553

    Servetus - Italian Preacher

    Said blood does go through the septum, and is pumped past the lungs.
  • Jan 1, 1559

    Columbo - Professor at Padua

    Said blood does not go through the septum, and is pumped past the lungs.
  • Jan 1, 1571

    Caesalpino - Professor at Pisa

    First used the word 'circulation' in relation to blood, but could not explain the process.
  • Fabricius - Professor at Padua

    Discovered valves in the veins only allow the blood to go one way.
  • William Harvey - London Doctor

    Proved that blood circulates round the body, and described how it happened.