English physician who is known for showing that normal body temperature is maintained by the process of perspiration; he noted this in his Experiments and Observations in a Heated Room, 1775. Blagden had a wide variety of interests ranging from vision to meteors, to the process of making liquor. He published the papers On the Tides of Naples, 1793 and On the Heat of Water in the Gulf Stream, 1781, which reported his observations on these and other subjects.
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