Hales, Stephen


Stephen Hales (1677–1761), clergyman and natural philosopher, whose experimental investigations of plant and animal physiology and pneumatic chemistry made significant contributions in these fields.

Keywords: experimental physiology; plant physiology; respiration; blood pressure

Further Reading

Allan DGC and Schofield RE (1980) Stephen Hales: scientist and philanthropist. London: Scholar Press.

Clark‐Kennedy AE (1929) Stephen Hales, D.D., F.R.S.: an eighteenth century biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970–1980) In: Gillispie CC (ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

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Power, Helen J(Apr 2008) Hales, Stephen. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003591]