Christiaan [kris-tee-ahn] , 1858–1930, Dutch physician: Nobel Prize 1929.
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Eijkman (Dutch ˈɛikmɑn)
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 Eijk·man (īk'män', āk'-), Christiaan. 1858-1930.

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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