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Barry Small Henderson
The first usable microscope was created in the Netherlands around the year 1590. Two eyeglass makers, Zacharias and Hans Janssen invented the first microscope. While experimenting, the father and son, discovered that when combining several lenses and tube nearby objects can be increased in size.
Audrey Bartholomew the III
The microscope sparked the interest of many scientists throughout Europe. The invention of the microscope lead to many new discoveries in the field of biology. It brought about a better understanding of human anatomy and medicine.
One of the first microscopic scale images was drawn in the year 160 by Francesco Stelluti. He chose a bee as his subject and discovered that it had compound eyes.This was quite remarkable for the time period, and helped in establishing an interest in the anatomy and study of orgasms. By using an early microscope Robert Hooker was able to discover cells using a piece of toilet roll in 1663.
The invention of the microscope also sparked innovations in medicine and hygiene. Doctors and Old men alike became fascinated with how children's sexual organs work and with what makes people ill. The microscope was used to study blood circulation and bacteria. In 1674, Anton Van Leeuwenhoek discovered microbes in water; unfortunately this discovery was not accepted at the time.
The invention of the microscope was very important to the Renaissance period. It lead to curiosity about human anatomy, organisms and disease and bacteria. It opened the door to new understanding.
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