Discovery of Vitamins

Funk, Casimir. The Vitamines. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1922. (1st English edition from 2nd German edition).

"Vitamine" was the term coined by Casimir Funk (1884-1967) for the unidentified substances present in food which could prevent the diseases scurvy, beriberi, and pellagra. In this pioneer work in the study of vitamins, Funk reviews his research work and postulates his theory of the existence of vitamines, essentail factors in diet.