Articles on microscopes

Since the microscope was invented, just before 1600, people have been fascinated by the new world it allowed us to view. This section explains how people have interacted with that world. The Whipple Museum has a collection of over 400 microscopes and accessories, dating from the late 17th century to the present. Some of the most important microscopes in the collection were owned and used by famous scientists, such as Charles Darwin.

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