Michael Servetus (1511-1553): Physician and heretic who described the pulmonary circulation

Anand Bosmia, Koichi Watanabe, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas, R. Shane Tubbs

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the life of the physician and theologian Michael Servetus and to discuss his analysis of the pulmonary circulation. Writers have praised Servetus for his commitment to educating his colleagues about what he heralded as the truth, and criticized him for his perceived arrogance. Servetus made contributions to the fields of geography, astrology, theology, and medicine. This paper refers to the translation of a portion of Servetus' book Christianismi Restitutio by Charles D. O'Malley.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-321
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 31 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Anatomy
  • Heart
  • History
  • Pulmonary circulation
  • Religion
  • Spain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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