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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Hales, Stephen

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Scientist, born at Beckesbourn, Kent; became a Fellow of Cambridge in 1702; took holy orders, and in 1710 settled down in the curacy of Teddington, Middlesex; science was his ruling passion, and his "Vegetable Staticks" is the first work to broach a true morphology of plants; his papers on Ventilation led to a wide-spread reform in prison ventilation, and his method of collecting gases greatly furthered the work of subsequent chemists (1677-1761).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Hales, Stephen'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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