The idea that new cells arose from pre-existing cells in both diseased and healthy tissue was not original. He distinguished between fatty infiltration and fatty degeneration, and he introduced the modern conception of amyloid starchy degeneration.
It was due largely to Virchow that Schliemann gave his magnificent collection to Berlin. Sources Brown, Theodore M.
Virchow, Rudolf. In this book, Virchow argued that the idea of spontaneous generation , like the theory of free cell formation that Matthias Schleiden had proposed, must be rejected in pathology. Hans would later succeed his father as the professor of Anatomy at the University of Berlin in 1902.
He helped found two fields, cellular pathology and comparative pathology, and he contributed to many others. The government was annoyed, but it had to deal with the revolution of 1848 in Berlin.
In 1861 Virchow was elected to the Prussian Diet. Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version. His work on the role of animal parasites, especially trichina , in causing disease in humans was fundamental and led to his own public interest in meat inspection.
Virchow also studied parasitic worms. In 1850, Virchow married Rose Mayer, the daughter of a colleague. Virchow argued that life was merely the sum of the processes of cellular activities. Until the latter part of the 18th century, diseases were supposed to be due to an imbalance of the four fluid humours of the body blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile.
You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Rudolf Virchow , a German medical officer specializing in cellular pathology, first expressed the fundamental dictum regarding cells in his phrase omnis cellula e cellula all cells from cells. Pearce, J. He suggested, long before toxins were actually discovered, that some bacteria might produce these substances.
By that year Remak had concluded that new cells arose from existing cells in diseased as well as healthy tissue.