The Remarkable Vision of Robert Hooke (1635-1703): First Observer of the Microbial World

  title={The Remarkable Vision of Robert Hooke (1635-1703): First Observer of the Microbial World},
  author={H. Gest},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={266 - 272}
  • H. Gest
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
  • Robert Hooke played important roles in the early development of the Royal Society of London. As Curator of Experiments of the Society, he became a pioneering microscopist, prolific inventor, astronomer, geologist, architect, and an effective surveyor of the City of London following the Great Fire of 1666. Hooke's Micrographia (1665) revealed the microscopic structures of numerous biological and inorganic objects and became an important source of information for later studies. Aside from the… CONTINUE READING

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