William Harvey: Genius Discoverer of Blood Circulation

William Harvey: Genius Discoverer of Blood Circulation

by Lisa Yount


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What Does the Heart Do? Why Does it Beat? William Harvey showed the world that the heart was actually a pump, and that blood circulates throughout the body. It was one of the great advances in the history of science. Harvey learned much of life science by dissecting the bodies of people who had died. He discovered that the heart was a muscle that squeezes blood the way a fist can squeeze juice from an orange.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766065857
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mending the Heart 5

1 Learning to Be a Doctor 7

2 Harvey the Physician 16

3 Movement of the Heart and Blood 26

4 Adventures at Home and Abroad 41

5 Civil War 52

6 Reproduction of Animals 60

7 Last Days 68

8 A New Kind of Science 72

Afterword: Helping the Heart 77

Activities 81

Chronology 85

Chapter Notes 87

Glossary 90

Further Reading 93

Index 94

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