In this talk to launch the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) new exhibition, historian, lecturer and author Professor Andrew Cunningham will explore how William Harvey single-handedly made his unexpected and groundbreaking discovery far from the main centres of anatomical investigation.
Tickets for this talk are free but booking is essential.
The lecture will be live subtitled.
Opening on 18 January 2018 to mark the beginning of the RCP’s 500th anniversary year, the Ceaseless motion: William Harvey's experiments in circulation exhibition will look at the life and work of the famous RCP fellow: the physician who revealed the secrets of blood circulation. Harvey hesitated to publish his findings because they threatened to overturn the whole system of medicine and his theory remained highly controversial almost until his death.