Stephen Hales

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Stephen Hales (1677-1761), an English clergyman without formal scientific or medical formation, is considered the founder of the study of plant physiology and one of the pillars of animal physiology. He studied the flow regime of sap, transpiration and respiration in plants and trees, the flow of blood and its pressure in the sanguineous circuit of animals, and the phenomenon of respiration. He played an active role in the foundation of Georgia colony in North America.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRevista CENIC Ciencias Biológicas
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • Plant physiology
  • root pressure
  • Blood pressure
  • composition of air
  • Ventilation


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