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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Engraving taken from 'Experiments Upon Vegetables, discovering their great power of purifying the common air in the sunshine, and of injuring it in the shade and at night' by Jan Ingenhousz, published in London in 1779.
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.