Microscope Slides

and Associated Items

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Important Embryological Microscope Slides from the Statione Zoologic, by Fritz Meyer


This important series of rare chicken embryo slides, mounted at the Statione Zoologic, Napoli, by chief mounter Fritz Meyer (d.1879) are among the earliest professionally prepared embryological mounts ever made.


The station was created in 1874 by Anton Dohrn (1840-1909), as an international research facility and was the first such laboratory to specialise in evolution and embryology. It was partly funded by Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley.