Famous books in the history of pathology

Jan G van den Tweel
2019 Polish Journal of Pathology  
Although there are many texts from the Greek, Roman, and Arabic periods in our history referring to diseases, books describing pathological investigations were not published until the early 16 th century. Five authors and their books stand out because they were key to our current understanding of disease. They undermined the humoral theory of Hippocrates and Galen and were the first to show that organs were the site of a disease, later that diseases originated from certain tissues in an organ,
more » ... ssues in an organ, and finally that single cells in those tissues were the origin of the problem. In order of appearance, the following five books are selected for this article.
doi:10.5114/pjp.2019.84454 fatcat:al4h2vqr6zfm3h72lzoomncyji