Intestinal abscess, microscopic studies

    Date
    1703
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Physics
       > Optics
          > Microscopy
    Biology
       > Anatomy
    Biology
       > Zoology
    Description
    12 figures from issue 283 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures 1-4. Microscopic studies of mites, Arachnida, from above and below (1, 3) and their eggs (2, 4). Illustrations to ‘II. An abstract of part of a letter from Dr Bonomo to Signior Redi, containing some observations concerning the worms of humane bodies’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, issue 283 (February 1703).

    Figure 5. Anatomical study of an abscess of a canine intestine, observed by John Shipton in November 1702. Illustrations to ‘III. Observatio de portions intestini canis fæliciter abscissa, a Joanne Shipton, Chirurgiæ Studioso’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, issue 283 (February 1703). Original proof of this image can be found in MS/131/109-B.

    Figures 6-12. Microscopic studies of duckweed and the animalcules attached to it, as observed by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, including: duckweed viewed by the naked eye (6), viewed in a test tube (7), detail view of the root (8), and detail views of the animalcules (9, 10, 11, 12). Illustrations to ‘Part of a letter from Mr Antony van Leeuwenhoek, F. R. S. concerning green weeds growing in water, and some animalcula found about them’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, issue 283 (February 1703). Original letter containing these illustrations can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society, EL/L3/47.

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch scientist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.
    Related fellows
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18897
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