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Dutch Entomologists: Jan Swammerdam, Steven Blankaart, Pieter Cramer, Pierre Lyonnet, Jacob R. H. Neervoort Van de Poll, Joris Hoefnagel
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Chapters: Jan Swammerdam, Steven Blankaart, Pieter Cramer, Pierre Lyonnet, Jacob R. H. Neervoort Van de Poll, Joris Hoefnagel, Jan Van Der Hoeven, Jacob Hoefnagel, Samuel Constantinus Snellen Van Vollenhoven, Wilhem de Haan, Ruud Kleinpaste, Jan Goedart, Rudolf Van Eecke, Johann Eusebius Voet, Johan George Betrem. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not...
Chapters: Jan Swammerdam, Steven Blankaart, Pieter Cramer, Pierre Lyonnet, Jacob R. H. Neervoort Van de Poll, Joris Hoefnagel, Jan Van Der Hoeven, Jacob Hoefnagel, Samuel Constantinus Snellen Van Vollenhoven, Wilhem de Haan, Ruud Kleinpaste, Jan Goedart, Rudolf Van Eecke, Johann Eusebius Voet, Johan George Betrem. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Jan Swammerdam (February 12, 1637, Amsterdam - February 17, 1680) was a Dutch biologist and microscopist. His work on insects demonstrated that the various phases during the life of an insectegg, larva, pupa, and adultare different forms of the same animal. As part of his anatomical research, he carried out experiments on muscle contraction. In 1668, he was the first to observe and describe red blood cells. He was one of the first people to use the microscope in dissections, and his techniques remained useful for hundreds of years. Swammerdam was born in Amsterdam. His father was an apothecary, and an amateur collector of minerals, coins, fossils, and insects from around the world. His mother died in 1661. The same year, when he was 24, Swammerdam entered the University of Leiden to study medicine. After qualifying as a candidate in medicine in 1663, he left for France, spending time in Issy, Saumur and Paris with Melchisédech Thévenot. He returned to Leiden in September 1665, and earned his M.D. on February 22, 1667. Once he left university, he spent much of his time pursuing his interest in insects. This choice caused a rift between Swammerdam and his father, who thought his son should practice medicine. The relationship between the two deteriorated; Swammerdam's father cut off his financial support for Swammerdam's entomological studies. As a result, Swammerdam was forced, at least occasionally, to p...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=164968
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