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Prof. Michael E. Zimmerman

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The Villanovan

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The Villanovan

201 Dougherty Hall 800 Lancaster Ave

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085

United States

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Employment History

Position In Ecology

Tulane University

Biology Professor

Villanova University

Director of Clinical Laboratories

Maimonides Medical Center


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Evidence Suggests People Seldom Got Cancer 300 Years Ago | Cancer Defeated [cached]

Professors Michael Zimmerman and Rosalie David recently conducted a study of ancient Egyptian mummies, researching hundreds of them by analyzing the tissue on a microscopic level.

According to Mr. Zimmerman, a visiting professor at Manchester University, "In an ancient society lacking surgical intervention, evidence of cancer should remain in all cases. The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity, indicating that cancer-causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization."3
While relatively short lifespans throughout much of history could be blamed for cancer's general absence, Professors Zimmerman and David believe this argument doesn't hold much water.
Professors Zimmerman and David looked into the disease's occurrence in fossils as well, but found only a few dozen cases in animals and early humans, most of which are disputed.
While more research is necessary before we can know the full story behind the evidence Professors David and Zimmerman found, here's what we already know...

Events (KNH Centre for Egyptology - The University of Manchester) [cached]

Frozen Mammal Mummies, North and South: Michael R. Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Pathologist and mummy expert Michael Zimmerman talks about his work on the 21,000 year old frozen mummies of Alaskan animals from the American Museum of Natural History.
A short series of lectures presented by Dr Michael R. Zimmerman M.D., Ph.D. on the identification of diseases in ancient mummified remains.
Michael R. Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D.
The Natural History Museum, London.

Studying Mummies: Giving Life to a Dry Subject (KNH Centre for Egyptology - The University of Manchester) [cached]

Michael R. Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor Michael Zimmerman

Dr. Zimmerman is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, Adjunct Professor of Biology at Villanova University, USA, and Visiting Professor at the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, The University of Manchester, where he has donated his collection of mummy material and teaches a palaeopathology course.
He is a collaborator on a Wellcome Trust funded research project by the KNH Centre and the Natural History Museum, London: Sir Grafton Elliot Smith and the Archaeological Survey of Nubia: their significance to the palaeopathological tradition.
His most recent publication is: David, AR and MR Zimmerman. 2010. Cancer: A new disease, an old disease, or something in between? Nature Reviews Cancer, 10:728-733. Invited paper.
Michael R. Zimmerman, M.D., Ph.D. The Natural History Museum, London on 28th August 2012
Start time 6.30pm, finish by 8.30pm

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