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Eijkmann, Christiaan (1858–1930)




Dutch pathologist. Following a trip to Indonesia (1886) to investigate beriberi he was able to show that the disease resulted from a dietary deficiency. This led to the discovery of vitamins. For his work he was awarded (with F. G. Hopkins) the 1929 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.


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