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date: 10 April 2020

Funk, Casimirlocked

(23 February 1884–20 November 1967)
  • Aaron J. Ihde


Funk, Casimir (23 February 1884–20 November 1967), biochemist, was born in Warsaw (then a Polish enclave of Russia), the son of Jacques Funk, a dermatologist, and Gustawa Zysan. Because of political conditions in Poland at that time, educational opportunities were marginal. Casimir was tutored at intervals to prepare him for studies in the Warsaw Gymnasium. After graduation in 1900, he was sent to Switzerland, where he spent a year at Geneva before transferring to the University at Bern. There he completed a Ph.D. in 1904, working in the organic chemistry laboratory of Stanislaw Kostanecki. His dissertation dealt with the preparation of Brasilin and Hämatoxylin, two dyes of the stilbene family....

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