Casimir Funk

Biochemist, Academic

1884 – 1967

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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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Born
Feb 23, 1884
Warsaw
Also known as
  • Функ, Казимир
  • 卡西米尔·冯克
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Poland
Profession
Education
  • University of Bern
Lived in
  • United States of America
Died
Nov 19, 1967
New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013