History of Medicine
Robert Hooke (1635-1703) was a remarkably versatile man — artist, biologist, physicist, engineer, architect, inventor, and more. However, his crowning glory was Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses, first published 1665. It was a masterpiece — an exquisitely illustrated introduction to the previously unknown microscopic world. This exhibit focuses on Hooke's influences and legacy in print, the pioneering books that stimulated Hooke's research, and the works he left for others — most famously the great Dutch microscopist, Antoni van Leeuwenhk (1632-1723).
To see more digital images from Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies
made by Magnifying Glasses
please see http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/ttp/books.htm
This web site was created to accompany an exhibition at the National Library of Medicine,
August 1 – November 1, 2007.
Curated by Stephen Greenberg.
Special Thanks to
National Library of Medicine
Rachael-Ray Cleveland, Jill Newmark, Michael Sappol
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Elizabeth Eubanks, Alan Hawk, Adrienne Noe
University of Virginia
Terry Belanger, Barbara Heritage