- This form of sliding microtome was suggested by Dr. Rudolf Thoma (1847-1923), Professor of Microscopic Anatomy at the University of Heidelberg. The first examples were produced by Rudolph Jung (1845-1900), a precision instrument maker in Heidelberg. By 1883, the form was well known in Europe and the United States. This example was probably made by Jung, and probably used by biologists at the Smithsonian.
- Ref: “Thoma’s Sliding Microtome,” The American Naturalist 17 (1883): 992-994.
- “Thoma’s Sliding Microtome,” Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 3 (1883): 298-303.
- Chicago. World’s Columbian Exhibition, Special Catalogue of the Collective Exhibition of Scientific Instruments and Appliances Exhibited by the Deutsche Gesellshaft fur Mechanik und Optik (Berlin, 1893), pp. 24-34, on 26.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- microscope coll object
- Jung, Rudolph
- overall.: 3 3/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 18.415 cm x 11.43 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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