Richard Lower

January 29th

  • He was an English physician and physiologist who made the first direct transfusion of blood from one animal to the veins of another (in dogs, 1665).
  • In the early 1660s, he had worked as the assistant of Thomas Willis in Oxford, and became famous for his anatomical work on the brain and nerves.
  • He published his most important work, Tractatus de corde in 1669

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