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Rudolf Virchow in Tribute to his Fellow Scientists
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Rudolph Virchow (1821-1902) was a leading figure in the medical, political and intellectual life of Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century. His most famous work was "Cellular Pathology" – which described the primary role of the functioning of the cells in the lesions of diseases. Virchow wrote many books and more than 2,000 articles – mainly in the fields of medicine and anthropology. He edited several journals, including ‘Virchow’s Archive’ and was a member of numerous professional societies. Nevertheless, only a small proportion of Virchow’s writing is available in English translation. Furthermore, the translated material reveals little of the man himself and his relations to others.
This book is a compilation of Virchow's memorial addresses on nineteen of his teachers –especially Johannes Müller and Johann Lukas Schönlein – colleagues and students as well as one concerning Morgagni. There is an introduction to the man and his times, and copious editors' notes to explain allusions and events mentioned in the text with which some modern readers may be unfamiliar. There is also an extensive bibliography incorporating German sources, with English translations of all titles. The book gives a fascinating multi-dimensional view of scientists and their lives in nineteenth century Germany.


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Unique compilation of Virchow's memorial addresses


Most of the contributions available in English for the first time


Highlights Virchow's relations to contemporary scientists


Editors' notes provide historical background


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Rudolph Virchow (1821-1902) was a leading figure in the medical, political and intellectual life of Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century. He became the most famous pathologist of his time, especially through his book "Cellular Pathology" – which discussed pathology in terms of the functioning of the cells in the anatomic lesions of diseases.


Virchow's writings were voluminous: he wrote many books and more than 2,000 articles on medicine and anthropology alone. Despite, or perhaps because of, the volume of his writings, only a small proportion is available in English translation. Furthermore, in the translated material there has been little revealed of the man himself and his relations to others.



This book is a compilation of Virchow’s memorial addresses concerning other scientists of his time and related topics. To make the material easily comprehensible to the general reader, there is an introductory section to the man and his times. In addition, there are copious editors’ notes to explain those events mentioned in the text which Virchow himself does not fully illuminate. This book gives a fascinating multi-dimensional view of scientists and their lives in nineteenth century Germany.


Contents:

Johannes Müller, Physiologist (1801–1858): a Eulogy.- Memorial speech for Johann Lucas Schönlein (1793–1864).- Memorial address for Carl Mayer (1795–1868).- Morgagni and the anatomical concept.- Other tributes.


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ISBN-13: 9783764388805
Publisher: Springer (Birkhäuser Basel)
Publication date: September, 2008
Pages: 318

Subcategories: General Issues