Antony van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals": Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology and Bacteriology and His Multifarious Discoveries in These Disciplines

Antony van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals": Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology and Bacteriology and His Multifarious Discoveries in These Disciplines

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Antony van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals": Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology and Bacteriology and His Multifarious Discoveries in These Disciplines

Antony van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals": Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology and Bacteriology and His Multifarious Discoveries in These Disciplines

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CONTENTS

The Epistle to the Reader 1

PART I. -- LEEUWENHOEK

The Life of Antony van Leeuwenhoek 19

PART II. -- THE "LITTLE ANIMALS"

Chapter 1. -- The First Observations on "Little Animals (Protozoa and Bacteria) in Waters 109

Chapter 2. -- Epilogue to Letter 18. Further Observations on the Free-living Protozoa and Bacteria 167

Chapter 3. -- The First Observations on Entozoic Protozoa and Bacteria 217

Chapter 4. -- The Later Observations on Free-living Protozoa 256

Elucidations and Annotations

(i) Leeuwenhoek's name 300

(ii) Leeuwenhoek's language 305

(iii) Leeuwenhoek's microscopes and microscopical methods 313

(iv) Leeuwenhoek's dwelling 338

(v) Leeuwenhoek's draughtsmen 342

(vi) The portraits of Leeuwenhook 346

(vii) Leeuwenhoek's "first 27 unpublished letters 356

(viii) Leeuwenhoek's seals 359

Envoy: Leeuwenhoek's Place in Protozoology and Bacteriology 362

Short List of Leeuwenhoek's Writings 388

Other References and Sources 398

Acknowledgements 423

Index 426

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