Phlegm, blood cells

    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
    Eight figures from issue 263 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figure I. Depiction of a substance [phlegm?] spat out by a young child, said to resemble the pulmonary veins of the lungs. Illustration to ‘I. A letter from Mr Bussiere, F. R. S. concerning a substance cough'd up resembling the vessels of the lungs’ by Paul Buissiere in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 263 (April 1700).

    Figues II-VIII. Microscopic views of clusters of blood cells of an unidentified species of fish, referred to here as ‘butt’ (II, III, IV, V), the structures these cells form when they collide (VI, VII) and an example of the structure of a vein. Illustration to ‘III. Part of a letter from Mr. Lewenhoek, concerning the circulation and globules of the blood in butts’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 263 (April 1700).

    Paul Buissiere (d.1739), French surgeon and anatomist, was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1700, and; Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.
    Related fellows
    Paul Buissiere (1650 - 1739, French ) , Surgeon
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Associated place
    <The World>
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          > France
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18883
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