New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: A look into the beyond


April 6, 2020

This compound monocular microscope is part of the Eddy County Museum's medical collection.

It was Galileo Gailei who perfected the first microscope. That was in 1609.

Many years passed as scientists made improvements and modifications before the microscope offered one of the greatest breakthroughs of the 19th century.

In the 1860s, Louis Pasteur pioneered the germ theory, which still predominates modern medicine today. The theory suggests that microorganisms (too small to be seen wit...

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