Virchow Hill

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Virchow Hill (64°7′S 62°17′W / 64.117°S 62.283°W / -64.117; -62.283Coordinates: 64°7′S 62°17′W / 64.117°S 62.283°W / -64.117; -62.283) is a hill between Lister and Pare Glaciers in the north part of Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Shown on an Argentine government chart in 1953, but not named. Photographed by Hunting Aerosurveys Ltd. in 1956-57, and mapped from these photos in 1959. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Rudolf Virchow (1821–1902), German pioneer of pathological research.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Virchow Hill" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).