The discovery of pulmonary circulation: From Imhotep to William Harvey

Global Cardiology Science & Practice
Mohamed ElmaghawryFabio Zampieri


In his quest to comprehend his existence, Man has long been exploring his outer world (macro-cosmos), as well as his inner world (micro-cosmos). In modern times, monmental advances in the fields of physics, chemistry, and other natural sciences have reflected on how we understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body and circulation. Yet, humanity took a long and winding road to reach what we acknowledge today as solid facts of cardiovascular physiology. In this article, we will review some of the milestones along this road.


Feb 1, 1957·The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology·E M BOYD, M A BOYD
May 1, 1962·British Heart Journal·A M KATZ, P B KATZ
Jul 1, 1936·Annals of Surgery·S I Haddad, A A Khairallah
Oct 11, 2008·Journal of Applied Physiology·John B West
Jul 7, 2009·The Journal of Small Animal Practice·B SimonazziM Rondena
Feb 5, 2013·American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology·John B West
Jan 1, 2013·Global Cardiology Science & Practice·Ismail Serageldin

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