Atherosclerosis research from past to present—on the track of two pathologists with opposing views, Carl von Rokitansky and Rudolf Virchow

  title={Atherosclerosis research from past to present—on the track of two pathologists with opposing views, Carl von Rokitansky and Rudolf Virchow},
  author={C. Mayerl and M. Lukasser and R. Sedivy and H. Niederegger and R. Seiler and G. Wick},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
  • C. Mayerl, M. Lukasser, +3 authors G. Wick
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Virchows Archiv
  • It is now clear that inflammation plays a key role in atherogenesis. As a matter of fact, signs of inflammation of atherosclerotic plaques have been observed for centuries and also constituted the basis for a fierce controversy in the 19th century between the prominent Austrian pathologist Carl von Rokitansky and his German counterpart, Rudolf Virchow. While the former attributed a secondary role to these inflammatory arterial changes, Virchow considered them to be of primary importance. We had… CONTINUE READING
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