Reference numberEL/L3/42
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date14 February 1702
DescriptionSigned autograph
Stating that balsam, if rubbed onto the chest, cannot pass into the lungs; account of apparatus, designed by Leeuwenhoek, to inhale smoke and vapour; observations of the blood vessels in a sheep's lung; observations of Leeuwenhoek's phlegm; theory that cold air can harm the lungs
3 red-chalk figures attached
Read to the Royal Society on 25 March 1702
Extent11 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialEnglish translation see EL/L3/43
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 14, p 75
English translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 23, no 279, p 1143
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
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