Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow, a German Pathologist, Prehistorian, Biologist, Writer, Physician and Anthropologist.
During his scientific career, he published a paper on pathological description of “Leukemia”. One of his major works involved in the advancement of The Cell Theory, by encapsulating, “Omnis e cellula – all cell arises from cells”and it was inspired from the work of Francesco Redi’s work ‘ Omne vivum ex ovo’.He was the first one to describe a type of tumor called “Chondroma“, which originates from Clivus. The concept of Thromboembolism was also noticed by Virchow, when he observed blood clots in pulmonary artery originates from first venous thrombi.
Virchow’s Node or Supraclavicular lymph Node which becomes enlarged and hard to palpitate, which is associated with gastric cancer.
One of his most admired work is Triads of Virchow or Virchow’s Triads.
The Cell Theory
He is also known as Father of Modern Pathology and Pope of Medicine. He devoted himself for the greatness of Veterinary and Medical Sciences.
He died at the age of 80 and rests at Alter St.-Matthäus-Kirchhof Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. The Geek Veterinarian