Ibn Nafis

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Ibn Nafis (1210-1288) was the first person to accurately describe the process of blood circulation in the human body (in 1242). Contemporary drawings of this process have survived. In particular, he is the first known person to have documented the pulmonary circuit. His work was largely unnoticed until found in Berlin in 1924, and as a result, credit for the modern concept of the blood circulation is generally given to William Harvey.

See also

References

  • Bayon, H. P. (1941). Significance of the demonstration of the Harveyan circulation by experimental tests. Isis 33, 443-453.


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