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Robert Hooke's Compound Microscope (replica) | by Richard Wintle
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Robert Hooke's Compound Microscope (replica)

From the accompanying card:

 

There are no surviving examples of Hooke's original microscopes. However his constructions are well documented, including in his seminal book Micrographia, published in 1665. A reproduction microscope is shown here. In the early use of this type, illumination of the specimen was from above. Later developments included the use of a mirror to provide trans-illumination.

 

Display case, main rotunda, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

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Taken on June 5, 2009