The Surgical Pathology of Cancer: A Historical Review

Wilson Onuigbo
2015 Journal of Cancer Prevention & Current Research  
Current literature reveals that it was around 1840 that the microscope evolved into a research tool. Therefore, I reviewed the extant older literature from a number of interesting angles. These included how the surgical specimens were not only obtained but also examined. It was shown that cancer nomenclature matured with time. Associated perspectives concerned the beginnings of museums and monographs. Outstanding among the latter was the well titled Surgical Pathology of French origin. The
more » ... ch origin. The English translation was of 1832 vintage. Apparently, enrichment of microscopy had to await the resurgence of anesthesia and asepsis. As to the present prospects, it has been recommended that "students should be taught pathology, as they are taught surgery, on patients whom they know and on specimens that have recently been removed from patients still in the ward."
doi:10.15406/jcpcr.2015.02.00039 fatcat:4ji26nwoojgg3gwzvu3wjgtn6u