Full Name: Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Profession: Anatomist and Physiologist
Why Famous: Father of modern histology and descriptive anatomy.
Biography: Marie François Xavier Bichat was a French anatomist and physiologist who is best remembered as the father of modern histology and descriptive anatomy. Despite working without a microscope, he was the first to introduce the notion of tissues as distinct entities, and maintained that diseases attacked tissues rather than whole organs. (Wikipedia)