- Ma·rie Fran·çois Xa·vier [ma-ree frahn-swa gza-vyey] /maˈri frɑ̃ˈswa gzaˈvyeɪ/, 1771–1802, French physician.
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All that method could do had been accomplished by Bichat and his followers.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Bichat assumed the existence of a special group of "physiological" sciences.Science and Education
Thomas H. Huxley
The sudden death of Desault in 1795 was a severe blow to Bichat.
Bichat defined life as the ensemble of the functions which resist death.The Mechanism of Life
This idea found its tersest expression in the definition of Bichat, that life is the sum total of the forces which resist death.The Organism as a Whole
- French physiologist and anatomist who pioneered the histological study of organs.
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