Louse clinging to a human hair, 1665. Artist: Unknown

Louse clinging to a human hair, 1665. Artist: Unknown

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Human Louse, a wingless parasitic insect, 1665. The human louse, a wingless parasitic insect, is now known to be a vector for epidemics of typhus. From Micrographia by Robert Hooke (1635-1703). Micrographia was published in 1665 and contains prints of some of the specimens Hooke viewed under the compound microscope that he designed.

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  1. Robert Hooke: British: Experimental philosopher, scientist, architect

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