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Image number: RS.18870
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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

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