Hello, my name is Harvey, William Harvey. I was born in 1578 in Folkestone, England. So, what do I have to do with Padua, you ask? Well, I graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Padua when I was 24 years old. The University of Padua was so famous that students came from all over Europe just to listen to the teachers’ lessons! After graduation, I was a bit homesick, so I left Padua and returned to England where I taught medicine. For many years, I was the first court physician and then personal doctor of His Royal Majesty King Charles I. But that’s not why my name has gone down in history, but rather, I’m famous for my studies and my observations, I discovered the function of the heart and lungs. I figured out how the blood circulates and the difference between veins and arteries, all by myself!
Do you know the difference between arteries and veins? I’ll help you a little. Arteries are the vessels that start from the heart, they are enriched with oxygen through the lungs and then they supply the body’s tissues. Veins are the vessels that return back to the heart. Can you help me colour in this drawing? Colour the veins with a blue pencil and the arteries with a red pencil. But watch out, blood is always red!
FIND THE INTRUDER
Sitting in my studio I am surrounded by many objects that did not exist in my era, can you find them?