1884 – 1967
Who was Casimir Funk?
Kazimierz Funk, commonly anglicized as Casimir Funk, was a Polish biochemist, generally credited with being among the first to formulate the concept of vitamins, which he called "vital amines" or "vitamines".
Umetaro Suzuki had in 1910 succeeded in extracting a water-soluble complex of micronutrients from rice bran and had named it "aberic acid", but the German translation, unlike the Japanese original, had failed to note that it was a newly discovered nutrient.
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