A film is being created to accompany the 2018 exhibition ‘Ceaseless motion’, which will reveal the life and work of William Harvey, RCP fellow who discovered the circulation of the blood.
The RCP museum began its 500 year anniversary celebrations with the launch of the exhibition 'Ceaseless motion: William Harvey’s experiments in circulation', about the life, work and legacy of William Harvey (1578-1657), the physician who discovered the circulation of the blood around the body.
In times of war physicians face dangers of many kinds while caring for their patients. Testimony from RCP oral history recordings records stories of courage during World War II and the Biafran War.
William Harvey is famous for discovering the circulation of the blood around the body. He was also involved in 17th century investigations into allegations of witchcraft.
Royal physician William Harvey was present at the Battle of Edgehill during the English Civil War. King Charles I presented Harvey with a portrait of his son, Charles, as a gift.