Definition of Casimir Funk

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: Funk
Generic synonyms: Biochemist

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Literary usage of Casimir Funk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"THE APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL METHODS TO THE STUDY OF CANCER By Casimir Funk. The aim of the author in presenting this paper is ..."

2. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"Cooper and Casimir Funk: Experiments on the causation of beri-beri. Lancet, p. 1266, 1911. 2. Funk: On the chemical nature of the substance which cures ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"J. 1914, 8, 598-615), and, according to Funk, is of distinct therapeutic value (Casimir Funk, J. Physiol. 1913, 45, 489 ; also J. Biol. Chem. 1916. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"In 1914 Casimir Funk,6 who had introduced into medicine the term vitamin, and who had seen his theory regarding the causation of beriberi and its remedy ..."

5. An introduction to the history of medicine by Fielding H. Garrison (1921)
"... to a parasite transmitted by the due to lack of the hypothetical activators of beri-beri, scurvy and rickets, among the défie mins) of Casimir Funk ..."

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