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Credit: ©The Royal Society

Frontal bone, microscopic studies

Date

1700

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Creator - Organisation

The Royal Society, Publisher

Object type

Article identifier

Material

Technique

Subject

Biology
   > Anatomy
Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Natural history

Description

Five figures from issue 261 ofPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Figures I-III. Anatomical studies of the frontal bone, referred to here as os frontis, showing its exterior (I,II) and interior (III). Illustration to ‘II. An essay concerning Giants. Occasioned by some further remarks on the large Humane Os Frontis, or Forehead-bone, mentioned in the Philosophical Transactions of February 1684/85, Number 168’ by Thomas Molyneux in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 261 (February 1700).

Figures IV-V. Microscopic study of organisms found in water (V), and a glass tube used to isolate them (IV). Illustrations to ‘IV. Part of a letter from Mr Antony Van Leeuwenhoek, concerning the worms in Sheeps livers, Gants and animalcula in the excrements of Frogs’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 261 (February 1700).

Thomas Molyneux (1661 – 1733) British physician, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1686, and; Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.

Related Fellows

Thomas Molyneux (1661-1733, Irish), Physician
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Microscopist

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