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Heart History Collage
The collage rendered by AiA shows the history of the heart from Hippocrates Aristotle and Galen, in the bottom left, through Vesalius and da Vinci (top left) via Harvey – (center), Laenecc (stethoscope (middle top right) Roentgen, Einthoven,(EKG) Sones (catheterization), Forsstman, (physiology and pressure measurement of the heart) Barnard (transplant), and Hounsfield CT scanning bottom right).The circulation goes round and around, fetching and taking, in circles and cycles, always moving in pulsatile fashion, mostly forward, but sometimes a little backward. This is the circulation. Although Hippocrates had a hint of a continuum and a cycle, his perceptions were not fully realized until Harvey’s work in the early 1600’s. Harvey’s work stands central to all that happened before, and all that came after.

Ashley Davidoff

John Barlow, an eminent South African cardiologist, with his patient, Nelson Mandela

Richard Van Praagh MD
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Pathology
Harvard Medical School

Stella van Praagh   by Richard van Praagh
Stella van Praagh by Amy Juraszek

Stella van Praagh with Ashley Davidoff 1978
Children’s Hospital Boston, Cardiac Pathology
Harvard Medical School AD-0035
Dr. Herbert L Abrams was an internationally renowned pioneer in radiology. He was Professor and Director of Diagnostic Radiology at Stanford from 1960 to 1967, and was then appointed and served as Philip H. Cook Professor and Chairman of Radiology at Harvard University from 1967 to 1985.
David Levin
Chief of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellow in Cardiovascular and Interventional
Harvard Medical School
William Grossman Cardiologist  Link to source