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  1. Rudolf Virchow, in full Rudolf Carl Virchow, (born October 13, 1821, Schivelbein, Pomerania, Prussia [now Świdwin, Poland]—died September 5, 1902, Berlin, Germany), German pathologist and statesman, one of the most prominent physicians of the 19th century.

  2. Rudolf Virchow - Wikipedia Rudolf Virchow 57 languages Talk Read Edit View history Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow ( / ˈvɪərkoʊ, ˈfɪərxoʊ /; [1] German: [ˈfɪʁço] or [ˈvɪʁço]; [2] 13 October 1821 – 5 September 1902) was a German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician.

  3. Rudolf Virchow, (born Oct. 13, 1821, Schivelbein, Pomerania, Prussia—died Sept. 5, 1902, Berlin), German pathologist, anthropologist, and statesman. In 1847 he cofounded the pathology journal now named for him ( Virchows Archiv ). He held the first chairs of pathological anatomy at the Universities of Würzburg (1849–56) and Berlin (1856–1902).

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    Rudolf Virchow was born on October 13, 1821 in Shivelbein, Kingdom of Prussia (now Świdwin, Poland). He was the only child of Carl Christian Siegfried Virchow, a farmer and treasurer, and Johanna Maria Hesse. At a young age, Virchow already exhibited extraordinary intellectual abilities, and his parents paid for extra lessons to advance Virchow's e...

    After graduating in 1843, Virchow became an intern at a German teaching hospital in Berlin, where he learned the basics of microscopy and the theories on the causes and treatment of diseases while working with Robert Froriep, a pathologist. At the time, scientists believed that they could understand nature by working from first principles rather th...

    Virchow married Rose Mayer, the daughter of a colleague, in 1850. They had six children together: Karl, Hans, Ernst, Adele, Marie, and Hanna Elisabeth.

    Virchow was given a number of awards during his lifetime for both his scientific and political accomplishments, including: 1. 1861, Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2. 1862, Member, Prussian House of Representatives 3. 1880, Member, Reichstag of the German Empire 4. 1892, Copley Medal, British Royal Society A number of medical term...

    Virchow made a number of important advances in medicine and public health, including recognizing leukemia and describing myelin, though he is most well known for his work in cellular pathology. He also contributed to anthropology, archaeology, and other fields outside of medicine.

    Kearl, Megan. “Rudolf Carl Virchow (1821-1902).” The Embryo Project Encyclopedia, Arizona State University, 17 Mar. 2012,
    Reese, David M. “Fundamentals: Rudolf Virchow and Modern Medicine.” The Western Journal of Medicine, vol. 169, no. 2, 1998, pp. 105–108.
    Schultz, Myron. “Rudolf Virchow.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 14, no. 9, 2008, pp. 1480–1481.
    Stewart, Doug. “Rudolf Virchow.”, Famous Scientists,
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  4. Work in anthropology of Rudolf Virchow. Rudolf Virchow. In 1865 Virchow discovered pile dwellings in northern Germany, and in 1870 he started to excavate hill forts. Meanwhile he had been using his enormous influence in the cause of anthropology. In 1869 he was part founder of the German Anthropological Society, and in the same year he founded ...

  5. Jan 11, 2022 · Rudolf Virchow was a scientist, physician, anthropologist, social scientist, and politician. His ideas were very progressive and set the foundation of not only cellular pathology, but also the...

  6. Mar 17, 2012 · Rudolf Carl Virchow lived in nineteenth century Prussia, now Germany, and proposed that omnis cellula e cellula, which translates to each cell comes from another cell, and which became a fundamental concept for cell theory. He helped found two fields, cellular pathology and comparative pathology, and he contributed to many others.

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