Relevant Pioneer Quotes

william-harveyWe acknowledge God, the Supreme and Omnipotent Creator, to be present in the production of all animals, and to point, as it were, with a finger to His existence in His works. Аll things are indeed contrived and ordered with singular providence, divine wisdom, and most admirable and incomprehensible skill. And to none can these attributes be referred save to the Almighty.”

“The examination of the bodies of animals has always been my delight, and I have thought that we might thence not only obtain an insight into the lighter mysteries of nature, but there perceive a kind of image or reflection of the omnipotent Creator Himself.
– William Harvey, Anatomical Exercises on the Generation of Animals(1651)


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1.  William Harvey (1578 – 1657) is the English physician regarded by many as the “Father of Cardiology”. Much of this has to do with his work in pioneering our understanding of the circulatory system. 1