The gymnasticon was an early version of a type of exercise machine. This machine resembles the stationary bicycle of today. This is a 1798 engraving of the gymnasticon demonstrating how it is suppose to be used . The machine was designed to exercise the joints of the body. Francis Lowndes was the inventor of the […]Read more "Gymnasticon Engraving (1798)"
Through a process of grinding lenses Anton Van Leewenhoek (1632-1723) was able to develop a more reliable compound microscope. This was an incredible breakthrough, due to the fact humankind could now peer into the microscopic world. Leewenhoek’s contributions led to the development of microbiology which added to the body of knowledge of medicine and zoology. […]Read more "Anton van Leeuwenhoek and the Microscope"