History of the Optical Microscope in Cell Biology and Medicine
Published Online: 15 DEC 2008
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Masters, B. R. 2008. History of the Optical Microscope in Cell Biology and Medicine. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2008
Advances in our understanding of cell biology are intimately connected with new optical microscopes and specimen preparation techniques. From the seventeenth century onward these technical advances impacted on the fields of cell biology and medicine, and sometimes these advances occurred reciprocally.
- cell biology;
- phase contrast;
- nonlinear microscope