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Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(10):1108-1112. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-2-10-1108
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It was a rather striking and interesting coincidence that the anniversaries of three men to whom we owe so much of our knowledge concerning the vascular system should have been celebrated in 1928. William Harvey's great masterpiece "De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis" was published in 1628 at Frankfort by an obscure German publisher, Wilhelm Fitzer; in the same year Marcello Malpighi was born on a little farm at Crevalcuore near Bologna; and in 1728 John Hunter came into the world at the village of Long Calderwood, Lanarkshire. Truly three of the greatest in the history of medical science, to whom


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