Talk:Rudolf Virchow

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Rudolf Virchow was a German pathologist who studied under Johannes Muller. Virchow conflicted the idea that disease was a pain for body at large or one of its humor, wanting to find the location of diseases. In 1849, he married Rose Mayer and became the chair of pathological anatomy at the University of Würzburg. Virchow studied medicine in Berlin at the military academy of Prussia, where he graduated in 1843. He became professor in 1847. Due to political reasons, he moved to Würzburg two years later, where he worked on anatomy. In 1856, he returned to Berlin.He summarized the cell theory with the Latin phrase "omnis cellula a cellula" which means all cells come up from cells, in 1855. Virchow came up with the third part of the cell theory that states the “all cells come from preexisting cells.” In Die Cellularpathologie, he set out methods and objectives of pathology and demonstrated that cell theory applied to diseased tissue as well as healthy. Later in his life he committed himself to archaeology and anthropology, becoming friends with Schliemann and team up in the excavation of Troy. He was a member of the city council in 1861. He was elected to the Lower House of the Prussian National Assembly in 1861. During the Franco-Prussian War, Virchow worked to fight plague among soldiers. In 1858, the great pathologist Rudolf Virchow wrote a book titled Cellular Pathology. In this book Virchow formulated his concepts that changes in cells accounted for diseases in organs. Subsequently, Virchow postulated the response to injury model of atherosclerosis. Today, a revolution in our knowledge of vascular injury has essentially supported Virchow's concept of atherosclerosis. Virchow can rightly be called the father of experimental pathology, that part of pathology, which is concerned, with the mechanistic basis of disease.

Date of first autopsy manual[edit]

"his fist booklet on autopsy, handwritten by himself, on 23 October 1827" this date must be wrong if he was born in 1821. Eaberry (talk) 03:32, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

You are right. The story was mixed up. Correction done. Chhandama (talk) 03:11, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Moved from biography[edit]

These two seems like non sequitors in the section on the sausage duel. "Social medicine" is already in the lede:

  • "Virchow was respected in Masonic circles,[1] and according to one source[2] may have been a freemason, though no official record of this has been found.
  • He is widely regarded as a pioneer of social medicine,[3] and anthropology.[4]"

Back to Virchov[edit]

Some mention should be made that many experts are advocating a return to Virchov's theory on the origins of cancer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:26, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I have created a new subsection. Chhandama (talk) 11:28, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Missing date for first meat inspection adoption in Germany[edit]

The article states "He established that human infection occurs through contaminated pork. This directly led to the importance of meat inspection, which was first adopted in Berlin" - so far so good. I believe the specific date at hand should also be mentioned, whatever it is (I don't know myself yet, so this is why I ask.) 2A02:8388:1600:C80:BE5F:F4FF:FECD:7CB2 (talk) 21:39, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ "Rizal's Berlin associates, or perhaps the word "patrons" would give their relation better, were men as esteemed in Masonry as they were eminent in the scientific world—Virchow, for example." in JOSE RIZAL AS A MASON by AUSTIN CRAIG, The Builder Magazine, August 1916 – Volume II – Number 8
  2. ^ "It was a heady atmosphere for the young Brother, and Masons in Germany, Dr. Rudolf Virchow and Dr. Fedor Jagor, were instrumental in his becoming a member of the Berlin Ethnological and Anthropological Societies." From Dimasalang: The Masonic Life Of Dr. Jose P. Rizal By Reynold S. Fajardo, 33° by Fred Lamar Pearson, Scottish Rite Journal, October 1998
  3. ^ Virchow, Rudolf Carl (2006). "Report on the Typhus Epidemic in Upper Silesia". American Journal of Public Health. 96 (12): 2102–5. doi:10.2105/AJPH.96.12.2102. PMC 1698167Freely accessible. PMID 17123938. 
  4. ^ Rx for Survival. Global Health Champions . Paul Farmer, MD, PhD | PBS.