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Who pioneered the study of blood?


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October 13, 2014 12:27AM

The first milestone in hemotology was the work of English physician William Harvey (1578), but many others made important contributions to this field: Marcello Malpiphi , in the 17th century, was the first to examine red blood cells (erythrocytes). British physiologist William Hewson (1739 - 74) examined the lymphatic system and blood clotting. Etienne-Jules Marey (b. 1830) inventor of an improved sphygmograph for the measure of blood presure and experimentor who brought great photographic skills to the dynamics of blood flow. Paul Ehrlich (b 1854) Was a pioneer in the staining of blood cells and the originator of the "side chain theory" of distinct cellular receptors on blood cells.