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The microscope and the eye : a history of reflections, 1740-1870 / Jutta Schickore.

Author/Creator:
Schickore, Jutta.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Microscopy -- History -- 18th century.
Microscopy -- History -- 19th century.
Medical subjects:
Microscopy -- history.
Eye -- anatomy & histology.
History, 18th Century.
History, 19th Century.
Microscopy -- instrumentation.
Contents:
The versatile tool of improvement
Encountering optical deceptions
Tools of accuracy
Microscopic fallacies, peculiar optical deceptions, and the eye's defects
Test objects and the pretensions, defects, and excellencies of individual microscopes
Johannes Mùˆller and the problem of 'subject-object'
Bringing physics to anatomy
Handling nervous tissue and the problem of visual acuity
The microscope's retina
Writing on microscopy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-309) and index.
ISBN:
9780226737843 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226737845 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
84152911