BEALE, Lionel Smith. 17240



Autograph Letter Signed, to Dr.Sharpey, discussing his professional disagreement with Kolliker and other German researchers, saying that he will bring the drawings with their explanation to the evening meeting, reviewing his examination of animal tissues, nerve fibres, etc. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches, fine. 6 Grosvenor Street, 13 June 1862. Lionel Smith Beale (1828-1906), doctor and microscopist, taught the use of the microscope in histological and physiological research. His earliest separately published book was The Microscope and its Application to Clinical Medicine {1854], which went through several editions, the fifth and last edition [1880] being called How to Work with the Microscope. Through his microscopic methods, he advanced medical science, particularly relating to nerves and to germs. This work foreshadowed much later work on bacterial disease, anticipating by five years the microbic theory of disease and Pasteur’s doctrine of immunisation. William Sharpey (1802-1880), Scottish anatomist and physiologist.