Casimir Funk


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United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term 'vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)

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In 1912 Casimir Funk coined the term to describe bioactive substances essential for human and animal health.
Later that year, the Polish-born chemist Casimir Funk published the results of his own research work - similar to Suzuki's but lacking any reference to the Japanese chemist.
The Polish-born biochemist Casimir Funk (1884-1967) strongly supported the notion advanced six years earlier by Hopkins (see 1906) that diseases such as beriberi, scurvy, pellagra, and rickets were caused by the absence of vital trace substances in the diet.