Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 October 2003

144 Pages | 45 b/w illus.

6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780195120493

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William Harvey and the Mechanics of the Heart

Jole Shackelford

Oxford Portraits in Science

  • Tells the riveting story of a seventeenth-century man of medicine and the scientific revolution he sparked
  • Traces Harvey's life from his early days in Folkstone, England, to his study of medicine in Padua through his rise to court physician
  • Documents how one man's originality helped introduce a new way of conducting scientific experiments that we still use today