|History of Microbes and
- The Italian scientist Fracastorius
(1485-1553), understood the concept of disease and postulated
that the disease is transmitted by individual particles or seeds
from one person to another.
- Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1685), with his
microscope, that was little over 2 inches, described the
existence of microbes. In his letter to the Royal Society of
London, September 17, 1683, described may little life forms
those can't be seen with out a microscope.
Although people understood about the existence of
microbes, but could not be related to the diseases, till 1857.