VIRCHOW, Rudolf. Schivelbein (now Świdwin in Poland) 13.10.1821 — Berlin 5.9.1902. German Anatomist and Anthropologist. Studies of medicine at Berlin. Professor of Pathologic Anatomy at Würzburg in 1849-56 and at Berlin from 1856. In 1880-93 Member of German Parliament, as a Liberal opposing to Bismarck. Famous in the history of medicine, but a minor footnote in South Asian studies.

Publications: Numerous medical publications, edited the “Virchow’s Archiv”

–“The Veddas of Ceylon, and their Relation to Neighbouring Tribes”, JRAS-CB 9:33, 1886 (1888), 349-495 (translated from ABeAW 1881).

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