Benjamin Paul Blood

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Birthday
21, 1832
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 15, 1919 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1832
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 15, 1919 (86)

About

New York-born poet and philosopher known for Bride of the Iconoclast, The Colonnades, and Justice, among other works. His last literary work, Pluriverse, was published after his death.

Before Fame

He was the son of a New York landowner and was, as a young man, viewed by many as intelligent but scatterbrained.

Trivia

He was treated with nitrous oxide during dental surgery, and he continued experimenting with the drug afterwards. He even penned "The Anesthetic Revelation and the Gist of Philosophy," a pamphlet lauding nitrous oxide's effects.

Family Life

He married Mary Sayles and had a daughter. After Sayles' death, he wed Harriet Lefferts and had another child.

Associated With

His work influenced William James' philosophical writings.