First Achromatic Microscope

English optician Joseph Jackson Lister invented the Achromatic microscope in 1830. It eliminated chromatic and spherical aberration, thus improving the observer’s ability to judge the colors and shapes of cells and other specimens. Using sets of compound objective lenses, Lister made the first accurate observations of the true “lozenge” shape of the red blood cell. Joseph Lister was the pioneer in aseptic surgery.

      Joseph Jackson Lister

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  • Explanation of an achromat from SPIE Press
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