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Drawing of Cork Under Microscope by Robert Hooke
12" x 16"
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Drawing of cork seen under a microscope the first picture showing cells in a biological specimen named as such by Robert Hooke He prepared the specimen by making thin slices with a razor blade and thus he invented the technique of sectioning the discovery was described to the Royal Society on th April This figure first appeared in his book called Micrographia this contains some of the most beautiful drawings of microscope observations ever made Hooke was an English physicist born in His main accomplishments were in the fields of physics where he studied the action of springs and biology