23 May 1997 Microscopes for biomedical imaging: evolution and recent innovations
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Proceedings Volume 2983, Functional Imaging and Optical Manipulation of Living Cells; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274328
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The light microscope started to become a serious tool for scientific discovery around 1650, when the Dutchman Anthony van Leeuwenhoek started building and using unique simple devices, which would hold a single glass bead as the magnifying element. It is always amazing, how much he was able to see with such a primitive instrument, as documented in his remarkable drawings. Around the same time Robert Hooke in England also started with a simple magnifier but soon added a second magnification stage for the real first compound microscope. His remarkable discoveries were published in 1 667 in Micrographia Illustrata.
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Hartmut Ernst Keller, Hartmut Ernst Keller, "Microscopes for biomedical imaging: evolution and recent innovations", Proc. SPIE 2983, Functional Imaging and Optical Manipulation of Living Cells, (23 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274328; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.274328
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