|MadSci Network: Science History|
According to this History of Microbiology website, the famous biologist Anton van Leeuwenhoek first discovered Amoeba: "1670's ------------------ Anton van Leeuwenhoek lived in the Netherlands and was the owner of a dry goods business. He had a natural curiosity for examining things that could not be seen with the naked eye. He observed hair fibers, skin scaled, eye lenses, blood cells, feces and sperm cells. He documented his findings and submitted a letter to the Royal Society of London with detailed drawings of what he saw. He discovered Animalcules, tiny micro organisms in pond water today known as Paramecium and Amoeba."
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