Thomas Beddoes

From Kook Science

Thomas Beddoes (April 13, 1760 - December 24, 1808) was an English physician who made researches into the value of nitrous oxide and other inhaled gases for medical treatment, establishing the Pneumatic Institution for Relieving Diseases by Medical Airs at Hotwells, Bristol, England in 1796 toward such purpose.

Selected Bibliography

  • Beddoes, Thomas; Watt, James (1794), Considerations on the Medical Use and on the Production of Factitious Airs, Bristol  — in which Beddoes details his theories regarding the medicinal value of inhaled gases (factitious airs) and Watt details the design of a machine for the production of such medical gases and an apparatus to facilitate their inhalation.