Marcello Malpighi

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Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope to study anatomy and was among the first to recognize cells in animals (1628-1694)


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Key names to be remembered for their contributions to the botanical sciences are Marcello Malpighi, Nehemiah Grew, Robert Hooke, Rudolph Camerarius, Linneaus, Stephen Hales, Joseph Priestly, Charles Darwin, and Gregor Mendel.
Marcello Malpighi: Anatomist and Physician, edited by Domenico Bertoloni Meli.
This volume, a specialized collection of essays on the impact of Marcello Malpighi, the seventeenth-century anatomist and physician, grew out of a conference held at Cambridge in 1994.
The microscope was now an important tool, however, and a pioneer in this field was the Italian physiologist Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694).
Ovists, including Marcello Malpighi and Jan Swammerdam, argued that a miniature human was housed within each female egg (then recently described by William Harvey); spermists such as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Nicolas Hartsoeker argued that each sperm contained little people, or homunculi.