Casimir Funk Polish biochemist determined thiamin molecular structure

Casimir Funk – discoverer of thiamine

Article on Casimir Funk

Biography & contributions

 

Casimir Funk was born on February 23, 1884

 

Funk was a Polish biochemist

 

He conducted research on


  • Hormones
  • Diabetes
  • Ulcers
  • Biochemistry of cancer

 

In 1936 Funk determined the molecular structure of thiamin

 

He put forward the hypothesis that other diseases, like rickets, pellagra, sprue and scurvy could be cured by vitamins

 

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