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May 7, 1892

THE ESOTERIC BEAUTY AND UTILITY OP THE MICROSCOPE.

Author Affiliations

OF NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(19):571-575. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411230001001
Abstract

From the Microscope, January, February and March, 1892.

Copyrighted 1892. All rights reserved.

Three things prompt the writing of this paper:

1. It is the tri-centennial of the microscope.

2. It has been stated that not much has been done with the microscope in America (1891).

3. At a meeting of the Presbyterian Club of New York, a few years ago, a divine repeatedly alluded to the "accursed microscope." This man represented himself. It is a libel on his church to think such a thing. It is a patron of science, microscopy included.

Now the writer feels that he owes a debt of gratitude to the Dutch for inventing the microscope— that America has done and is doing something with the microscope of great practical value, and that things of beauty and utility should not be called accursed. Hence he begs to testify what he knows in his own practical,

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