Jan Swammerdam


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Noun1.Jan Swammerdam - 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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Jan Swammerdam's study of the mayfly was called Ephemeri vita (1675)--on the mayfly's one-day life--but subtitled 'or the illustration of the life of man'.
Meanwhile, Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680), a Dutch entomologist, reported his studies on the development of insects.
It details his early life and marriage; his first experiences with science; his microscopes; his discoveries and research related to blood cells, protozoa, bacteria, and spermatozoa; his legacy; and the role of scientists like Jan Swammerdam, Reinier de Graaf, and Herman Boerhaave in his life.