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Letter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Delft

Reference number: EL/L1/27

Date: 14 May 1677


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Investigating the structure of muscular tissue, the brain and spinal cord; investigating haemolysis (loss of haemoglobin from the red blood-cells); observations of vascular bundles in fruits and seeds; observations of the effects of moxa, the Chinese remedy against gout; observations of cotton, in particular, its usefulness for bandaging
Partial translation see EL/L1/28
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 2, p 209
For summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 13, p 278
Partial translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 12, no 136, p 899

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