Friday, November 19, 2010

Wellcome to the Circulation

Thanks to our friend and self-styled quasi-media activist Roberta Buiani, currently transplanted to Cambridge, for sending this link to "William Harvey and the circulation of blood", a great 1978 film from the Wellcome Collection. (Note early on the comments about Galen being so revered for centuries that no one dared question his presumptions about the circulation. Guess it didn't hurt that Harvey had tenure and the ear of the king :-)

Enjoy it while you can, because the closing of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine earlier this year may be an unwelcome (sorry :-) harbinger of things to come in the Dark Age Ahead...

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