In the 40s and 50s in the United States, there was a pioneer, Edith Potter, and she was really like the founding mother of paediatric pathology, who was working in Chicago, in the Cook County Hospital…She was skillful enough to obtain permission from the authorities of the city that any stillborn child there could be autopsied by her…She did fantastic work. She really made what became later like the bible of paediatric pathology: an inventory and a categorisation of the different forms of anomalies that can be present.
– Francisco González-Crussí (Mexico and USA)
In Germany in the 1800s, [pathology] took a very significant turn under the influence of Rudolph Virchow. Virchow was a scientist… He was also an anthropologist and an active politician. Almost single-handedly, he transformed pathology into a science – into the scientific basis of medicine. And when pathology was imported into the United States in the late 1800s it came through the German schools, and therefore it followed the German philosophy.
– Juan Rosai (Argentina, USA and Italy)