Rudolph Virchow (1821–1902) was a leading figure in the medical and political affairs of Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century. Born in Schivelbein (now Swindin, near Stettin and part of Poland, Figs 1.1, 1.2), he attended — from 1839 to 1843 — the Friedrichs-Wilhelm Institut (military medical school in Berlin) where he was taught by Johannes Müller (chapter 2) and Johan Lucas Schönlein (chapter 3). Müller had taught Theodor Schwann (chapter 6g), on whose work Virchow based much of his own early thinking on Cell Theory.
KeywordsEighteenth Century Pathological Anatomy Early Nineteenth Century Cell Theory Scientific Medicine
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