Nehemiah Grew

professional colleague at the Royal Society; they wrote about each other's work
Baptism date: 
September 26, 1641
Burial date: 
March 25, 1712

Grew was one of the few researchers in the 17th century using the microscope, mostly on plants. Also a member of the Royal Society and often published in Philosophical Transactions, he corresponded directly with Leeuwenhoek. They commented on each other's observations, which sometimes differed. He edited volume 12 of Philosophical Transactions and published two of Leeuwenhoek's letters.

Grew got his medical degree from the University of Leiden in 1671, the same year that Leeuwenhoek married Cornelia Swalmius. Whether he knew enough Dutch to correspond with Leeuwenhoek in that language, we do not know because none of his letters to Leeuwenhoek have survived.

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