Jan Ingenhousz


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Ingenhousz, Jan

(yän ĭng`ənhous), 1730–99, Dutch scientist. He practiced medicine in Holland, England, and Vienna and was noted for his skillful inoculations against smallpox. He demonstrated respiration in plants and recorded his observations in Experiments upon Vegetables (1779).
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Jan Ingenhousz, among others, noticed that the well water left in sunlight also generates a green scum.
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.