Microscopical preparation of tumour, prepared by Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, glass plate, 1833-1837
On this microscope slide is mounted a slice through a tumour which would have been studied under the microscope. It was prepared by Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866), a physician who was interested in the study of changes in the organs of the body caused by disease. This was known as morbid anatomy – now referred to histopathology.
Hodgkin’s disease, a disease that affects the lymph tissues and spreads to the spleen and liver, is named after him.
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- 1981-2074 Pt2
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