Fillers One hundred years ago

Rudolf Virchow

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:275

RUDOLPH VIRCHOW is dead. The hero who for the past twenty years has held undisputed pre-eminence in the realm of science is now translated to the Valhalla of his peers. His was the last great figure remaining to us of those who carried the torch of honest inquiry into the dark places of traditional dogma and mediaeval superstition. The universal reverence of mankind was his reward. This universality of recognition is the highest of all testimonies to the …

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