Hooke Micrographia Analysis
Microphagia presents several accounts of Hooke’s observations through the use of the microscope.He looked at all sorts of things (snow, a needle, a razor, etc.) with a primitive compound microscope.But his most significant observations were done on fleas and cork.He observed the fleas under the microscope and was able to observe the tiny hairs on the fleas’ bodies.On the cork he saw pores. Upon examination of the pores, he decided to call them “cells”; however, he did not know he had just discovered plant cells.
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
Antoni va Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) was a Dutch maker of microscopes who made pioneering discoveries concerning protozoa, red blood cells, capillary systems, and the life cycles of insects.Born in Delft, Holland, Leeuwenhoek received little or no scientific education.However, his incredible discoveries in the field of microscopy granted him the recognition as the father of microscopy.In recognition of his discoveries, he was made a fellow of the Royal Society of …show more content…
Also, the development of objective lenses improved and controlled the magnification and resolution of the sample.All these mechanical improvements were added in conjunction with the new sampling techniques that include the addition of water and chemicals to enhance the view of the sample, as well as to stain the sample lead to the production of a high quality clear image.The ability of this new microscope to create such images caught the attention of the scientific community and society in general. The microscope became very popular once again, but this time it underwent a high-volume, low-cost, mass production.
The microscopes were still popular in the early 1900’s. There was not much change in the fundamental basics of the microscopes during this time, however there was a standardization of the parts as a result of the high demands of supplies during the World War I.Among the first standardizations, we find that most microscopes were made out of cast-iron with a blackened finish and the eyepiece had been standardized into a short tube of 23mm diameter.There were many varieties of microscope manufactured during the