Early drawing of muscle by Leewenhoek

Early drawing of muscle by Leewenhoek

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Drawing of muscle made by Anton van Leewenhoek (1632- 1723), a Dutch biologist & microscopist. The drawing was based on observations made with the microscope. It shows (55) a muscle teased into bundles of fibres, (56) a single fibre bundle & (56A) a highly magnified view of a single fibre showing the striations.

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Keywords: 17th century anatomy, anatomy, historical, historical image, human body, imagery, leewenhoek, microscopist, muscle anatomy, muscle fibres, muscle system, muscular, panoramic, van leewenhoek

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