Christiaan Eijkman

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Birthday
11, 1858
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Nov 5, 1930 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1858
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Nov 5, 1930 (72)

About

He accidentally discovered vitamins while researching a neurological disease.

Before Fame

He caught malaria during his early travels, and returned to Europe to dedicate himself fully to scientific research.

Trivia

He noticed chickens in his laboratory got sick when fed one type of rice and recovered when fed different type of rice, and he theorized that there must be a ingredient that made them sick.

Family Life

His father, Christiaan Eijkman, was the headmaster of a nearby school.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine like the Englishman George Whipple.