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Images Dated 12th November 2002

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Robert Hookes drawing of a human louse Featured 12 Nov 2002 Print

Robert Hookes drawing of a human louse

Louse. Human louse clinging to a hair, drawn by Robert Hooke & published in Micrographia in 1665. Hooke was curator of experiments at the Royal Microscopical Society of London, which was founded in 1660. He used a compound microscope to view a wide range of specimens, then drew & published the results of his remarkably detailed observations. Some of the illustrations in Micrographia were supposedly drawn by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect. Hooke is best remembered for his discovery of the fundamental unit of life, the cell, based on his observations of a section of cork. Born in 1635, he died on March 3rd 1703

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