The botanical works of Nehemiah Grew, F. R. S. (1641-1712)

  title={The botanical works of Nehemiah Grew, F. R. S. (1641-1712)},
  author={J Paul Bolam},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={219 - 231}
  • J. Bolam
  • Published 1 February 1973
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
NEHEMIAH GREW was the first English plant anatomist. He was one of that closely knit group of amateur scientists of the seventeenth century who were consciously applying Baconian principles to the exploration of the natural world. The questions they were asking about material things were new questions, of limited and precise range. The answers they found helped to define the scope and content of new sciences, one by one. In this way Grew mapped out the science of botany. In the writings of… 
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