CARL V. WELLER, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Antony van Leeuwenhoek was born in the old Dutch city of Delft, on October 24th, 1632. For a number of years both before and after that memorable date, events of prime importance were occurring in the awakening scientific world. In that year William Harvey was fifty-four years old, and four years before that date Harvey had written in the dedication of his Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus, addressing the President and members of the Royal College of Physicians: "I have already and repeatedly presented you my learned friends, with my new views of the motion and
WELLER CV. Antony van Leeuwenhoek: 1632-1723. Ann Intern Med. ;6:573–584. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-573
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(4):573-584.
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