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
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18882
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