Robert Gordon wrote to the Royal Society attesting to microbes in Leeuwenhoek's infusions

June 2, 1677

Robert Gordon, a medical student in Delft, wrote to the Royal Society, also in Latin, attesting to what he saw when he looked through Leeuwenhoek's lens. "I saw as many as 20,000 of those little animals in a quantity of pepper-water not exceeding the size of a grain of millet."


Enclosures with letter #33. Collected Letters, vol. 2, pp 257-271.

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