The discovery of microorganisms by Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Fellows of The Royal Society

@article{Gest2004TheDO,
  title={The discovery of microorganisms by Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Fellows of The Royal Society},
  author={H. Gest},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={2004},
  volume={58},
  pages={187 - 201}
}
  • H. Gest
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
  • The existence of microscopic organisms was discovered during the period 1665–83 by two Fellows of The Royal Society, Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. In Micrographia (1665), Hooke presented the first published depiction of a microrganism, the microfungus Mucor. Later, Leeuwenhoek observed and described microscopic protozoa and bacteria. These important revelations were made possible by the ingenuity of Hooke and Leeuwenhoek in fabricating and using simple microscopes that magnified… CONTINUE READING
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