Who are some of the most famous pathologists in history?

Heinrich von Bamberger (1822—188), Austrian pathologist from Prague. Paul Clemens von Baumgarten (1848-1892), German pathologist. John Bruce Beckwith (born 1993), American pathologist (see Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome). Franz Best (1878-1920), German pathologist (see Best's disease).

The Nigerian-American doctor, forensic pathologist and neuropathologist Bennet Omalu is best known for discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players. I was working in the Allegheny County coroner's office in Pittsburgh at the time. He currently serves as president and medical director of Bennet Omalu Pathology, chief medical examiner of San Joaquín County and professor at the University of California at Davis. Rudolf Virchow was a German doctor, pathologist, anthropologist, biologist, prehistorian, editor, writer and politician.

Nicknamed the Pope of Medicine by his colleagues, Virchow is credited with founding the field of social medicine. He is also widely regarded as the father of modern pathology. Rudolf Virchow was the first person to name diseases such as thrombosis, leukemia, ochronosis, embolism and chordoma. Charles Scott Sherrington was an English histologist, neurophysiologist, pathologist and bacteriologist.

In 1932, Sherrington and Edgar Douglas Adrian received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries about the functions of neurons. Charles Scott Sherrington's presentation on synaptic communication between neurons helped to understand the central nervous system. He also received the prestigious Royal Medal. Francis Peyton Rous was an American pathologist best remembered for his work on blood transfusions, oncoviruses and the physiology of digestion.

In 1966, Rous received the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery in 1911, which allowed us to understand how viruses influence the progression of certain types of cancer. The development of forensic medicine in Great Britain is narrated through the lives of the five great pathologists who dominated the scene for most of the 20th century. For seventy years, their careers and achievements marked important milestones in the development of legal medicine, and their work and innovation laid the foundations for modern crime scene research (CSI). Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Sir Sydney Smith and professors John Glaister, Francis Camps and Keith Simpson were the original expert witnesses.

Among them, they performed more than 200,000 autopsies throughout their professional careers, establishing crucial elements of the murder investigation, such as the time, place and cause of death. This forensic quintet participated in many of the most notable murder trials of its time, making groundbreaking discoveries in the process.