Eijkman

[ahyk-mahn]
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Eijkman

noun
  1. Christiaan (ˈkriːstiːˌaːn). 1858–1930, Dutch physician, who discovered that beriberi is caused by nutritional deficiency: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1929
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eijkman in Medicine

Eijkman

[īkmän′, āk-]Christiaan 1858-1930
  1. Dutch hygienist and pathologist. He shared a 1929 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the nutrient, later called vitamin B1 or thiamine, that relieves beriberi.
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