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Christiaan Eijkman
1929 PM

* 1858 in Nijkerk
+ 1930 in Utrecht


     Christiaan Eijkman

Christiaan Eijkman was a Dutch physician and professor of physiology whose demonstration
that beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency) is caused by poor diet led to the discovery of antineuritic vitamins (thiamine).
Together with Sir Frederick Hopkins, he received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1929 for the discovery of vitamins.

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