William Harvey's natural philosophy

  title={William Harvey's natural philosophy},
  author={A. Clericuzio},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={504 - 505}
The reception of Harvey's doctrines of the movement of the heart and of the circulation of blood was the result of a complex interaction of intellectual, political and social factors. As French's book shows, Harvey's views were not simply accepted or rejected; they were interpreted-and often misunderstood-in the light of different philosophical and religious ideas. In university faculties and colleges of physicians, in both Catholic and Protestant countries, the defence of tradition, order and… Expand
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