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Harvey

 [hahr´ve]
William (1578–1657). English physician and physiologist. Born at Folkestone in Kent, he attended the universities of Cambridge and Padua, and announced in 1628 his discovery of the circulation of blood, which was a model of accurate experimentation and inductive proof and the first application of quantitative demonstration in any biologic investigation. His De generatione animalium is important in the history of embryology, for in it Harvey rejected the doctrine of preformation of the fetus and stated that almost all animals, including humans, are produced from eggs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Excuse!" cried Harvey. "D'you suppose I'd fall overboard into your dirty little boat for fun?"
"I don't know and I don't care," said Harvey. "I'm grateful enough for being saved and all that, of course; but I want you to understand that the sooner you take me back to New York the better it'll pay you."
"Dollars and cents," said Harvey, delighted to think that he was making an impression.
"And if you don't know who Harvey Cheyne is, you don't know much - that's all.
Harvey had a notion that the greater part of America was filled with people discussing and envying his father's dollars.
Harvey heard a chuckle from Dan, who was pretending to be busy by the stump-foremast, and the blood rushed to his face.
Why, see here, I -" Harvey dived into his pocket for the wad of bills.
"A hundred and thirty-four dollars - all stolen," said Harvey, hunting wildly through his pockets.
"It was part of my pocket-money - for a month." This Harvey thought would be a knockdown blow, and it was - indirectly.
Harvey choked with rage, but Troop went on consolingly: "We're sorry fer you.
"I can make it lively for you and your crowd when we get ashore," said Harvey, with a vicious nod, murmuring vague threats about "piracy," at which Troop almost - not quite - smiled.
"She's on the steamer," said Harvey, his eyes fill-with tears.