Dephlogisticated air


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oxygen gas; - so called by Dr. Priestly and others of his time.

See also: Dephlogisticcate

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He recommended the blowing of air into the lungs of drowned persons, noted the potential problem of time delay in instituting artificial respiration, and suggested, "Perhaps the dephlogisticated air (oxygen) described by Dr Priestly (in 1774) may prove more efficacious than common air.
Take this one, for example, sent to Matthew Boulton in January 1782: "Dear Boulton, Whether you are dead and breathing inflammable air below; or dephlogisticated air above; or whether you continue to crawl upon this miry globe, measuring its surface with your legs instead of compasses, and boring long galleries, as you pass along, through its dense heterogeneous atmosphere .