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Image number: RS.18718
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Crystalline lens




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The Royal Society, Publisher

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height (page): 213mm
width (page): 150mm


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human body
   > eye


Nine figures from issue 165 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, depicting various eyeball lenses, as viewed by the naked eye and by a microscope.

Figure 1. Human lens, viewed without a microscope.
Figures 2-6. Microscopic studies of a human lens, as viewed from different angles, showing the fibres within.
Figure 7. Codfish lens, without microscope.
Figures 8-9. Turkey lens, without microscope.

Illustrations to ‘A letter from Mr. Anthony Leewenhoeck Fellow of the Royal Society, dat. Apr. 14 1684. Containing observations about the sristallin humour of the eye &c’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 14, issue 165 (20 November 1684).

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch scientist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.

Related Fellows

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Microscopist

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