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Paper regarding a method for making a microscope using a globule of water, so that any living beings or substances within the globule can be seen 'magnified as the best microscopes'. Includes a figure.

Subject: Optics

Stephen Gray's design of such a microscope was printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 19, no. 221 (1696).

Communicated by Stephen Gray. Read to the Royal Society on 29 January 1696.

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Paper, on making a microscope with a globule of water by [Matthias Gray], 1696, CLP/2/15, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 May 2024

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