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The body through the lens: anatomy and medical microscopy during the enlightenment

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This thesis examines the role of microscope technology in informing medical and anatomical knowledge during the Enlightenment. Past historians have claimed that microscopy generally stagnated until the popularisation of achromatic microscopes and cell theory in the middle of the nineteenth century. As evidence for this decline, historians have pointed to the poor quality and slow development of microscope designs until the popularisation of achromatic microscopes in the 1820s. In contrast,...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2015-04-09

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