Microscopical preparation of a tumour, England, 1833-1837

Made:
1833-1837 in England
preparer:
Thomas Hodgkin

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.

Details

Category:
Microbiology
Object Number:
1981-2074 Pt2
Materials:
glass, human remains and paper
type:
microscopical preparation
taxonomy: