Reginald Heber Fitz

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Fitz, Reginald Heber,

1843–1913, American pathologist, b. Chelsea, Mass., M.D. Harvard, 1868. He studied under VirchowVirchow, Rudolf
, 1821–1902, German pathologist, a founder of cellular pathology. He became professor at the Univ. of Würzburg (1849) and professor and director of the Pathological Institute, Berlin (1856).
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, and in 1870 he returned to Harvard, where he introduced Virchow's methods and ideas. In 1908 he became professor emeritus. In a classic medical paper (1886), he first identified, named, and accurately analyzed appendicitis and recommended radical surgery for its cure. In 1889 he first analyzed acute pancreatitis.