Jan Swammerdam

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Dutch naturalist and microscopist who proposed a classification of insects and who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and was the first to see red blood cells (1637-1680)


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Electrical monitoring of mammalian heart impulses dates back to 1668 when Dutchman Jan Swammerdam first demonstrated electrical nerve conduction.
The ancient Egyptians and Greeks had knowledge of blood, but it did not extend beyond knowing that blood was one of the "fluids of life." Understanding advanced little until the middle of the seventeenth century, when the Dutch amateur scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) invented a simple but effective microscope, and his countryman Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680) became the first to describe red blood cells (in 1658).
But there are treasures here nonetheless, including Ulisse Aldrovandi's Ornithology (1637), Konrad Gessert's Animal History (1560), and Jan Swammerdam's General History of Insects (1685).
Civil and Philosophic Discourse-flesh out Locke's relationships with leading seventeenth-century men of science, such as Robert Boyle, Thomas Sydenham, Christiaan Huygens, Isaac Newton, Jan Swammerdam, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and others, many of whom were members of the Royal Society in London.
In the mid-1660s, Jan Swammerdam, Johannes van Horne, and Niels Stensen independently arrived at this hypothesis, but failed to publish their work immediately.