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  • Van Leeuwenhoek’s discovery of “animalcules”

    George Dunea Chicago Illinois, United States   “I then most always saw, with great wonder, that in the said matter there were many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving. The biggest sort. . . had a very strong and swift motion, and shot through the water (or spittle) like a pike does through the…