Lajos Arányi (Lostainer), who introduced pathological anatomy into Hungary, was born in Komárom in 1812. He lost his father at the age of three, and then was adopted by one of his wealthy uncles. Arányi first studied at the faculty of arts and later law at university, but after a cholera epidemic in 1831, in which he helped the infected in Pest, he changed his mind and went over to the faculty of medicine. After he had received his degree he worked as an assistant to Ferenc Bene from 1837. Two years later he spent six months at Italian clinics, and four years in Vienna. In Vienna, where he worked with Professor Rokitansky at the Allgemeines Krankenhaus, he learned the techniques of pathology, and studied the humouralpathological theory of his principal, and above all the clinicopathologic views of the Vienna medical school. Returning home he decided to introduce patholoogy into the medical curriculum. In his objectives he was helped by Ignác Stáhly, Agost Schöpf-Merei and János Balassa. His introductory lecture took place in 10 April 1844, and his regular lectures and demonstrations started from the autumn. His autopsy records were rather modern, he used clear and logical categories. ...
|Translated title of the contribution||Hungarian university lecturers and professors of pathology from Arányi to the present days|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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