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William Harvey & the Mechanics of the Heart
Hardcover (no d.j.)
Jole Shackelford (au). Harvey is renowned as the discoverer of the circulation of the blood & the function of the heart. He established a new approach to reaching scientific conclusions based on experiments as proof -- the approach commonly practiced today. Yet during his lifetime, Harvey’s peers, resistant to change & new ideas, refuted his work. This bio. chronicles Harvey’s accomplishments & shows a man who had faith in observation & experiment. Details how political, religious, & cultural events shaped Harvey’s life; his professional rise to become personal physician to kings resulted in his dismissal & a huge fine when Parliament overthrew the Crown. Reveals how this diligent scientist became a pioneer of modern medicine. Juvenile audiences. Illustrated.
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