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John Mayow 1640-1679 English chemist and physiologist who first suggested the existence of oxygen, which he called spiritus nitroaereus. According to Mayow, the purpose of breathing was to acquire thi... Read more
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John Mayow 1641-1679 British chemist and physiologist and early advocate of seventeenth century corpuscular theories of matter. His theory of a "nitro-aerial spirit" as a distinct reacti... Read more