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Image number: RS.18883
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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

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