Virchow’s triad

Rudolf Virchow, a German pathologist in the 1800s, is considered by many to be “the father of pathology.” His famous Omnis cellula e cellula (“every cell originates from another existing cell like it”) theory, published in1858, rejected the then-prevalent belief that organisms could spontaneously arise from non-living matter (e.g., that maggots could spontaneously appear in decaying meat). (more…)

Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden is a genetic disorder in which patients have an increased tendency to form thromboses, or blood clots. (more…)