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Rudolf Virchow

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on 27 August 2015

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Transcript of Rudolf Virchow

-His full name, Rudolf Carl Virchow.
-Rudolf Virchow was born in October 13, 1821.
-He was the only child to a farmer.
-He was born in a small rural town in Germany.
-He died September 5, 1902.
-He died in Berlin, Germany


Rudolf Virchow
Accomplishments
-His observation that a whole organism does not get sick only certain cells or groups of cells can.
-He stated that all diseases involve changes in normal cells.
-His writings and teachings are full of observations and recommendations about ways to improve people’s health by improving their community.
-Virchow fought the germ theory of Pasteur.
Importance of Rudolf Virchow
Early Life
-In 1839, he received a scholarship from the Prussian Military Academy.
-He studied medicine in Berlin and then taught there for the most of his life.
-In 1847, he and , Benino Reinhardt, founded the Archiv für Pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie.
-Virchow had a major impact on medical education in Germany.

-Virchow’s many discoveries include finding cells in bone and connective tissue.
-Virchow was an exto advocate for public health.
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