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Image number: RS.18897
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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

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