Wrote Letter 23 of 1678-01-14 (AB 37) to Robert Hooke about human blood, blood transfusions, flea larvae, and little animals in pepper water

January 14, 1678
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Text of the letter in the original Dutch and in English translation from Alle de Brieven. The Collected Letters at the DBNL - De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren

Leeuwenhoek wrote this letter to Robert Hooke about blood, milk, fleas, de Graaf's transfusions, and microorganisms in pepper infusions. Hooke published the letter in Microscopium in early 1678, followed by a short discussion of Hooke's own efforts at lensmaking.