Rudolf Virchow

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow Full Name: Rudolf Virchow


Profession: Anthropologist/Pathologist
Why Famous: Best known as "the father of modern pathology" and one of the founders of social medicine.

Born: October 13, 1821
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schivelbein, Prussia

Died: September 5, 1902 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Historical Events in the Life of Rudolf Virchow

  • 1877-09-22 Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he speaks against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools

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