Tadpoles, quadratix to the circle, ivory bodkin

    Date
    1700
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 213mm
    width (page): 150mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Anatomy
    Mathematics
    Description
    Seven figures from issue 260 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures I-V. Microscopic studies of tadpoles, including detail views of their blood vessels (I, II, IV) and of their bodies in full (III, V). Illustrations to ‘II. Part of a letter from Mr. Antony Van Lewenhoek, F. R. S. dated at Delft in Holland, Sept. 25. 1699. concerning the circulation and stagnation of the blood in tadpoles’ by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 260 (January 1700).

    Figure VI. Diagram representing the quadratix to the circle, illustrating ‘I. The construction of a Quadratrix to the Circle, being the Curv described by its Equable Evolution’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 260 (January 1700).

    Figure VII. Ivory bodkin that was removed from the bladder of a young woman in Dublin, Ireland. Illustration to ‘III. A relation of the cutting an ivory bodkin out of the bladder of a young woman in Dublin, by Mr. Proby; communicated by Dr. Thomas Molyneux, F. R. S’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society vol. 22, issue 260 (January 1700). Original proof of this image can be found in MS/131/155, p.178.

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680, and; Thomas Molyneux (1661 – 1733) British physician, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1686.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Thomas Molyneux (1661 - 1733, Irish) , Physician
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18870
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