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Michael Servetus

Michael Servetus (1511-1553)

MICHAEL SERVETUS (1511-1553) was born at Tudela, Spain. He studied medicine and law, but his main interest was theology and philosophy. He was persecuted for his beliefs by both Catholics and Protestants, and was in exile for all of his adult life. He was burned at the stake for heresy in Geneva.

His name is remembered in medicine for his almost incidental description of pulmonary circulation.

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