Anton van Leeuwenhoek

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Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723)

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ALMOST 400 YEARS AGO, Anton van Leeuwenhoek peered through a microscope to describe bacteria in a drop of water.
En ese mismo siglo, Anton van Leeuwenhoek rescato un noble aparato inventado por Galileo que revoluciono la medicina y dio origen a la infectologia y a la bacteriologia: el microscopio, capaz de ampliar la imagen 200 veces.
Only a few years after its founding, it began receiving letters from a humble Dutchman named Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who had begun making microscopes.
Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, considered the father of modern microscopy, created a way for humans to see beyond the boundaries of the naked eye and observe the teeming life within a drop of water or that within the human circulatory system.
It was microscope inventor Anton van Leeuwenhoek who in 1694 first discovered the existence of dust mites.
The mysteries of saccharomyces pastorianus (lager yeast), saccharomyces cerevisiae (ale yeast) and the broader saccharomyces family lay undiscovered until the 18th Century with the pioneering work of Dutch scientist, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, followed the next century by Louis Pasteur.