Early problems in professionalizing scientific research: Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712) and the Royal Society, with an unpublished letter to Henry Oldenburg

  title={Early problems in professionalizing scientific research: Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712) and the Royal Society, with an unpublished letter to Henry Oldenburg},
  author={Michael Cyril William Hunter},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={189 - 209}
  • M. Hunter
  • Published 1 February 1982
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Nehemiah Grew’s The Anatomy of Plants (1682) was one of the most important botanical books published in the seventeenth century. In this compendium of his research, Grew combined an unprecedentedly detailed study of the structure of plants with an attempt to understand their functions. Working independently of, but in parallel with, his Italian contemporary, Marcello Malpighi, Grew justifiably saw himself as a pioneer in a new field, and between them these two scientists revolutionized… Expand
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