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  • The vital part of the air, called oxygene, is continually produced in this climate from the perspiration of vegetables in the sunshine, and probably from the action of light on clouds or on water in the tropical climates, where the sun has greater power, and may exert some yet unknown laws of luminous combination.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • First, by the late discoveries of Dr. Priestley, M. Lavoisier, and other philosophers, it appears, that the basis of atmospherical air, called oxygene, is received by the blood through the membranes of the lungs; and that by this addition the colour of the blood is changed from a dark to a light red.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • From the recent discoveries of many ingenious philosophers it appears, that during respiration the blood imbibes the vital part of the air, called oxygene, through the membranes of the lungs; and that hence respiration may be aptly compared to a slow combustion.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • At the time of procreation this speck of entity is received into an appropriated nidus, in which it must acquire two circumstances necessary to its life and growth; one of these is food or sustenance, which is to be received by the absorbent mouths of its vessels; and the other is that part of atmospherical air, or of water, which by the new chemistry is termed oxygene, and which affects the blood by passing through the coats of the vessels which contain it.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • If the “discussion” is a waste of oxygene, then why did you reply?

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  • Again, August 23, 1798, he related to Mitchill that the modern doctrine of water consisting of _oxygene_ and

    Priestley in America 1794-1804

  • And he further insisted that the experiments of Priestley proved water to be composed "of hydrogene and oxygene."

    Priestley in America 1794-1804

  • Could oxygene gas mixed with common air stimulate the languid system?

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • As these patients are pale and weak, there would seem to be a deficiency of oxygene in their blood, and in consequence a deficiency of phosphoric acid; which is probably produced by oxygene in the act of respiration.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • All these contagious matters are conceived to be harmless, till they have been exposed to the air, either openly or through a moist membrane; from which they are believed to acquire oxygene, and thence to become some kinds of animal acids.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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