Julius Cohnheim

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Julius Cohnheim (1839–1884) was a German pathologist who

  • Noted in 1882 that myocardial infarction not uniformally fatal, dogma that had been held for years
  • Developed gold staining of nerves
  • Work was very influential

QuotationMarkLeft.png The occlusion of a coronary artery - in case it does not prove fatal . . . leads to the destruction of the contractile substance of that portion of the heart which is fed by the affected artery, and afterwards to the formation there of so-called myocarditic indurations. QuotationMarkRight.pngCohnheim J: Lectures on general pathology (Translated from the German ed 2 by McKee AB). London, 1889, New Sydenham Society