Do you know why a microscope is called a microscope?
Well, it's because the pre-fix "micro" means small or out of foucus and the suffix "scope" means to see!
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Microscope Trivia & Brief History: The microscopes has been used since the later part of the 16th century to observe the unforseen world.
Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703), an Englishman, was the first to construct. The first specimens he observed were slices of cork, various parts of an animal and plants. He discovered that all living things were formed in small vital structures.
In 1838 Matthias Schleiden (botanist and from Germany), and Theodor Schwann (a zoologist ), formulated the following cell theory: “cells are the basic unit of life and all plants and all animals are made of cells.“
In 1885 Rudolf Virchow stated that “every cell comes from another cell”.
In 1878 Walther Flemming (a biologist) proved that “the division of a cell produces two cells from the mother cell”.
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