Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Michael White

  • The discovery of oxygen

    David Poole Michael White Kansas, United States Brian Whipp Powys, Wales   Jacques-Louis David’s (1788) painting of Marie-Anne and Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier which now hangs in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Note flasks for collection and analysis of expired gases. We live submerged in a sea of life-preserving oxygen. As I sit at my desk,…