Zoologist. Swammerdam studied medicine in Leiden and then settled as a private scholar in his native city of Amsterdam. He specialized as a zoologist in the field of anatomy and in particular in entomology. His manuscripts were bought by Hermann Boerhaave, who published Swammer dam’s main works as Biblia Naturae, or Natural History of Insects (1737).

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