Thomas Beddoes, English physician and chemist, c 1808.

Warren, Charles Turner

 
Thomas Beddoes, English physician and chemist, c 1808.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Engraving by Charles Turner Warren (1767-1823) published 1808, after a painting by Edward Bird (1772-1819). Beddoes (1760-1808) is best known for his work on the medical uses of gases. Whilst a physician at Clifton, Bristol, he set up the Medical Pneumatic Institute, and along with his asistant, Humphry Davy (who went on to invent the miner's lamp), discovered the anaesthetic properties of nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

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