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1858 in medicine refers to the significant medical events, discoveries, and advancements that occurred in the year 1858. This year is notable for several key developments in the field of medicine, including the establishment of the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom and the publication of Rudolf Virchow's Cellular Pathology.

General Medical Council[edit | edit source]

The General Medical Council (GMC) was established in the United Kingdom in 1858. The GMC is a regulatory body for doctors, ensuring that they meet the necessary standards for medical practice. It is responsible for the registration of doctors, the monitoring of medical education, and the handling of complaints and concerns about doctors' fitness to practice.

Cellular Pathology[edit | edit source]

In 1858, Rudolf Virchow, a German physician and pathologist, published Cellular Pathology. This seminal work laid the foundation for the modern understanding of disease, establishing that all diseases result from the malfunctioning of individual cells. Virchow's work has had a profound impact on the field of pathology, influencing the development of diagnostic techniques and treatments for a wide range of diseases.

Other Events[edit | edit source]

Other significant events in 1858 include the discovery of the digestive action of gastric juice by William Beaumont, and the first successful ovarian cystectomy performed by Ephraim McDowell.

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