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Observations of the sperm of cod, pike, birds; observations of the testicles and sperm of a hare and of a dog; calculations for determining the number of sperms in the milt of a cod
Diagram of the testicle of a dog in red chalk is attached
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 3, p 3

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EL/L1/40
Earliest possible date
25 April 1679
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6 pages
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Manuscript

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Letter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Nehemiah Grew, dated at Delft, 25 April 1679, EL/L1/40, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_l1_40/letter-from-antoni-van-leeuwenhoek-to-nehemiah-grew-dated-at-delft, accessed on 18 July 2024

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