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The Harvey Tercentenary
England has been occupied recently with the centenaries of her greatest sons in the sphere of medical science. Last year was celebrated the centenary of the birth of Lister; in February of the present year that of the bicentenary of the birth of John Hunter, and now the medical world has united with all that is eminent in English life in celebrating the tercentenary of the publication of the "Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus" of William Harvey, which once for all demonstrated the circulation of the blood and dispelled the errors of medieval theories. The international celebration began with a reception by the king of delegates from all parts of the world. Sir John Rose Bradford, president of the College of Physicians, presented 100 delegates to the king from twenty-eight countries. In the course of an address he said that Harvey's demonstration that
LONDON. JAMA. 1928;90(24):1961-1962. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690510045018