Ingenhousz


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Ingenhousz

Jan . 1730--99, Dutch plant physiologist and physician, who discovered photosynthesis
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Ingenhousz began studying medicine at the age of 16, and spent the first part of his career developing a vaccination for smallpox.
Alhough it was already known that plants produced and absorbed gases, it was Ingenhousz who first noticed that oxygen was produced by leaves in sunlight, and carbon dioxide produced in darkness.
Ingenhousz, too, had both the interest and leisure time to devote to research.
From Sunlight to Insight: Jan Ingenhousz, the Discovery of Photosynthesis & Science in the Light of Ecology.
But Madison went further by citing the latest science of the day, including Humphrey Davy on agricultural chemistry, Joseph Priestley on oxygen, and even Jan Ingenhousz on plant respiration.
For instance, in the entry on Ingenhousz, who discovered photosynthesis in 1779, the author writes, "Ingenhousz was amazed at the beauty and symmetry of what he discovered.

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