Wrote Letter L-546 of 1716-11-21 to Herman Boerhaave about ram sperm and details of his experimental methods

November 21, 1716
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Text of the letter in the original Dutch and in English translation in Alle de Brieven / The Collected Letters is not yet available at the DBNL - De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren.

The original manuscript is lost.

Continuing the investigations in his previous letter into the fallopian tubes of a sheep, Leeuwenhoek in this letter to Herman Boerhaave examined the male organ equivalent, the spermatozoa from the spermatic vessels in the epididymis of a ram. He gave enough details of his experimental procedure that it could be replicated.