Spermatozoa, ‘triple bladder’

    Date
    1701
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Anatomy
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    Description
    Eight figures from issue 268 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures I-VII. Microscopic studies of spermatozoa of a ram, including: animalcule in the sperm (I), animalcule, lying dead (II), animalcule, with a tail slightly more bent (III), animalcules (IV, V, VI) and animalcule as ‘Hartsoeker’ described them (VII). Illustrations to ‘III. A letter from Mr Anthony Van Lewenhoek, F. R. S. concerning his further observations on the animalcula in semine masculino’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 268 (January 1701).

    Original letter from Leeuwenhoek containing these images can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L3/25.

    Figure VIII. Anatomical study of a ‘triple bladder’, dissected by Paul Buissiere, showing a bladder inflamed by cystitis, alongside the prostate, urethra and base of the penis. Illustration to ‘V. A letters to the publisher from Mr Bussiere, F. R. S. concerning a triple bladder, &c’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22, issue 268 (January 1701).

    Original illustration first shown at a meeting of the Society on 22 May 1700, and can be found in MS/131/113, p.125.

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680, and; Paul Buissiere (d.1739), French surgeon and anatomist, was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1700.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Paul Buissiere (1650 - 1739, French ) , Surgeon
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > France
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18887
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