Famous Polish Scientists

Józef Struś [Josephus Strutius]

(1510 – 1568) the only Polish physician who during the Renaissance gained international fame for his ground-breaking work on the physiology and pathology of blood circulation, and the role of pulse in the diagnostic process, thoroughly described in his Sphygmicae artis iam mille ducentos annos perditae et desideratae Libri V, that was later used by William Harvey. He was regarded as the first to introduce the concept of sphygmography due to his use of graphic representations of pulse.