Felix Jacob Marchand
|Felix Jacob Marchand|
22 October 1846|
Halle an der Saale
|Died||4 February 1928(aged 81)|
He studied medicine in Berlin, and later became an assistant at the pathological institute in Halle. In 1881 he became a professor of pathological anatomy in Giessen, and two years later garnered the same position at Marburg. In 1900 he succeeded pathologist Felix Victor Birch-Hirschfeld (1842-1899) at the University of Leipzig.
In 1904 Marchand is credited with coining the term atherosclerosis from the Greek "athero", meaning gruel, and "sclerosis", meaning hardening, to describe the fatty substance inside a hardened artery. His name is lent to the eponymous "Marchand's adrenals", which is accessory adrenal tissue in the broad ligament of the uterus.
Among his written works is a 1915 textbook on pathology that he co-authored with Ludolf von Krehl (1861-1937), called "Handbuch der allgemeinen Pathologie".
- "This article incorporates information based on a translation of an equivalent article at the German Wikipedia".
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology Evolving Concepts of Dyslipidemia, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease
- Felix Jacob Marchand at Who Named It
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