Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Hooke’s law

  • Robert Hooke and Micrographia

    JMS Pearce Hull, England   Fig 1. Cells in cork tree bark. From Hooke’s Micrographia via the Encyclopaedia Britannica. It is perhaps rash to attempt to appraise the work of Robert Hooke (1635–1703), but renewed attention is merited to a great scientist whose contribution to medicine and science has not been adequately acknowledged. Robert Hooke…