Roman statesman Marcus Varro predicted Microbiology over 2000 years ago. He wrote, “minute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes”. They can enter the body and cause diseases.

Roman statesman Marcus Varro predicted Microbiology over 2000 years ago. He wrote, “minute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes”. They can enter the body and cause diseases.

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A sculpture of Marcus Varro
Marcus Varro

However, nobody accepted his theory for another 1900 years!

He mentioned his theory in his series, Rerum Rusticarum Libri Tres. 

It’s true that legends are ridiculed in the start. Did you know that Max Plank, the Nobel Prize Awardee physicist faced the same? Click here to know more.

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