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Marie Francois Xavier Bichat

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat

Profession: Anatomist and Physiologist


Biography: A pioneer in the fields of modern histology and descriptive anatomy, often called the father of the latter.

Though he worked in a time when microscopes did not exist he was still able to identify 21 tissues of which the human body is composed and introduce the notion of tissues as distinct entities.

Born: November 14, 1771
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: July 22, 1802 (aged 30)
Cause of Death: Acquired a fever and falling down a set of stairs at the Hotel-Dieu in Paris

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