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Funk, Casimir (1884–1967)




Casimir Funk
US biochemist who discovered vitamins. In 1912 he found vitamins B1, B2, C, and D, coined the term "vitamine" (literally "the amines of life") and presented a paper formulating the idea of vitamin deficiency disorders. Funk also contributed to the knowledge of cancer and of the hormones of the sex glands.


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