- Paul Grawitz
Grawitz(born October 1, 1850, Zerrin/ Sierzno, Kreis Bütow("cf. Bütow/ Bytów"), Pommern(now Poland) - June 27, 1932, Greifswald) was a German pathologist. While he studied medicine at the University of Berlin, he was an assistant to pathologist Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow(1821-1902). After graduation he continued as assistant to Virchow until 1886. Grawitz was father-in-law to pathologist Otto Busse(1867-1922).
He taught as a
professorat the University of Greifswaldfrom (1886 - 1921), and was director of the Pathological Institute there. He is known for his pioneer work with tissue cultures, and his experimentation in the field of bacteriology. Grawitz' tumour, also known as renal cell carcinomais named after him.
* "Die Medizin der Gegenwart in Selbstdarstellungen", 2 vols, 1923
* [http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/3177.html "Paul Albert Grawitz"] @
Who Named It
Grawitzsche Geschwulst" (Grawitz tumo(u)r, nephrocellular carcinoma), see Renal cell carcinoma
University of Greifswald
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