Rudolf Virchow

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Birthday
13, 1821
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 5, 1902 (80)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1821
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 5, 1902 (80)

About

German, doctor, anthropologist and biologist who is known as "the father of modern pathology." In his career he discredited the scientific theory of Humorism, which postulated that humans had four distinct bodily fluids and that a deficiency of one had a great effect on a person's health.

Before Fame

He grew up on a farm, but left home to study Chemistry and Medicine in Berlin.

Trivia

In 1861, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and in 1892, he was awarded the Copley Medal.

Family Life

Rudolf's parents were named Johanna Hesse and Carl Virchow.

Associated With

Another famous German scientist like him is Werner Heisenberg.