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Better Definitions of Cell Theory Notes

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek* Dutch, 1680
Robert Hooke* English, 1665, 1680
Matthias Schleiden* German, 1838
Theodor Schwann* German, 1839
Rudolph Virchow* Russian, 1854
Anton Van Leeuwenhoek Built one of the world's first microscopes, then discovered microscopic creatures that could not be seen with the naked eye.
Robert Hooke Looked at thin slices of cork, and saw tiny boxes which he called cells. Then proved Van Leeuwenhoek right by repeating his pepper water experiment.
Matthias Schleiden Studied plant parts under a microscope and concluded that all plants were made of cells.
Theodor Schwann Studied animal parts under a microscope and concluded that all LIVING THINGS were made of cells.
Rudolph Virchow Studied all types of cells and concluded that all cells come from existing cells.
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