Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, French pathologist, early 19th century.
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Lithograph by Ducarme of Marie Francois Xavier Bichat (1771-1802). Bichat's work provided a link between Morgagni's organ pathology and Virchow's later cell pathology. Bichat concentrated on the clasification and examination of tisue and preferred not to use a microscope. He identified 21different sorts of tisue including connective, muscle, nerve. His works include 'A Treatise on the Membranes' (1800), 'Physiological Researches on Life and Death' (1800), and 'General Anatomy' (1802). No 207 in the series Galerie Universelle, published by Blaisot. Dimensions: 220mm x 300mm.