This medical marvel has helped discover more in the field of biology and medical science than any other device. It's function hasn't changed since its inception - it magnifies a subject for observation. The only thing that has changed is their differing ways of achieving that result.
A fantastic presentation on the history of scientific microscopes, their use as laboratory equipment, and the different types of optical microscopes and light microscopes that the world of science has so greatfully put to valuable use in biology and research for the greater good of the planet and our general health. From it's beginning as the "light microscope" through to the modern "stereoscope" the optical microscope continues it's journey into the digital microscope age in the form of the USB microscope and genome biology.