William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood
WILLIAM HARVEY AND
THE DISCOVERY OF THE
CIRCULATION OF THE
By Thomas H. Huxley
I DESIRE this evening to give you some account of the life and
labours of a very noble Englishman—William Harvey.
William Harvey was born in the year 1578, and as he lived until
the year 1657, he very nearly attained the age of 80. He was the
son of a small landowner in Kent, who was sufficiently wealthy to
send this, his eldest son, to the University of Cambridge; while he
embarked the others in mercantile pursuits, in which they all, as
time passed on, attained riches.