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Pathology

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Bichat, Xavier, 1771-1802
Anatomie générale : appliquée à la physiologie et à médecine, par Xavier Bichat, contenant les additions precedemment publiées par Beclard, et augmentée d'un grand nombre notes nouvelles par F. Blandin.
Paris : J. S. Chaude, 1830
First edition

Image from Bichat Anatomie

Xavier Bichat originated the concept of "tissue pathology" based entirely on macroscopic observation during post mortem examinations. This reprint 30 years after his untimely death, probably of tuberculosis, is a measure of its influence on the new discipline of Pathology.

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