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Rudolf Virchow

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Danielle Zimmerly
Biology 10
Mr. Indorf
12-12-12 Rudolf Virchow Birthplace and Family Death Born October 13, 1821 in Swidwin. Poland.
His parents were, Carl Christian Siegfried Virchow and Johanna Maria Nee Hesse.
Grew up on a family farm-dad was the town treasurer.
Attended the Prussian Military Academy out of High Schhol Always first in school, academic events.
Surprisingly, known as the "class clown"
Virchow attended the Prussian Military Academy from 1839-1843 on a scholarship.
In 1850 he married Ferdinand Rosalie Mayer. They had 6 children together. School/ Family Accomplishments In 1892 he was awarded The Copley Medal for "outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science.."
The Society for Medical Anthropology gives an annual award named after Rudolf in respects for all of his works and advancements in scientific medicine.
Today multiple medical terms are named after him including; Virchow’s Angle, Virchow’s Node, Virchow’s cell, and Virchow’s method of autopsy. Remembered Rudolf Virchow died on September 5, 1902 in Berlin, Germany.
The cause of his death was heart failure.
He was buried in the St. Matthews Cemetry .
Virchow will always be remembered for his many discoveries, achievements, and advancements in the world of biology, medicine, pathology, and so much more! Discovered that cells are the basis of the human body and that it is where infections build. This was called his cell theory
Created a journal called "Virchow's Triad" dealing with physiology, pathology and anatomy.
In 1848 he became a qualified lecturer at the University of Berlin.
In 1849 became the Chair of Pathological anatomy at The University of Würzburg. (Wikipedia Contributors, “Rudolf Virchow") Works Cited


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Weisenberg, Elliot. “Rudolf Virchow, Pathologist, Anthropologist, and Social Thinker.” Hektoen International. Hektoen Institute of Medicine. January, 2008.http://www.hektoeninternational.org/Journal_Rudolf_Virchow.html.December 20, 2012.
Wikipedia contributors. "Rudolf Virchow." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, December 19, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Virchow. December 20,
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