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Rudolf Virchow's achievements in pathology and his influence on the medical science of his time tend to over-shadow in the minds of many medical men the important role that he played in the development of prehistorical research in Germany, and hence also in Europe. Dr. Christian Andree set out to document Virchow's activities in the field of prehistory and has, in the course of this research, re-created a fascinating picture of the scientific climate of a period marked by the discovery of the skull of Neandertal [Neandethal] man, and by the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. Virchow himself entered
Rudolf Virchow als Prähistoriker.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:550. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-550_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):550.
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