Funk, Casimir (1884–1967)
Casimir Funk was a 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.