Stephen Hales: Physiologist and Botanist, 1677–17611

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TEPHEN HALES was born at Bekesbourne in Kent on Sept. 17, 1677. He was admitted a pensioner of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1696 and elected a fellow in 1703. At the University he studied theology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. In 1709 he was appointed minister of Teddington in Middlesex. Soon after, he commenced a long series of researches on the physiology of plants and animals, in which he applied his knowledge of physics and mechanics acquired at Cambridge to the problems of biology.

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CLARK-KENNEDY, A. Stephen Hales: Physiologist and Botanist, 1677–17611. Nature 120, 228–231 (1927) doi:10.1038/120228a0

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