Brian J Ford research summary:
History of the Microscope

Leeuwenhoek's view of a
Polymorphonuclear Leucocyte

Polymorph (Leeuwenhoek's view)

Experiments provide this selective enlargement of a fresh blood film, viewed through the
Leeuwenhoek microscope preserved at the University Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands.
This is a selective enlargement from the historic studies made by Brian J Ford in 1981.
Note (top right) the lobed nucleus of a polymorphonuclear granulocyte, an astonishing
achievement for such a diminutive instrument.

  • Bibliography of over 140 sources

  • The clear images single lenses create

  • Introduction to the Leeuwenhoek specimens

  • What the van Leeuwenhoek microscope reveals

  • How the van Leeuwenhoek specimens were handled

  • How the Leeuwenhoek microscope revealed blood cells

  • Scanning electron microscope of the Leeuwenhoek material