Wilhelm Friedrich Kühne

March 28th

  • Was a German physiologist known for his researches on vision and the chemical changes occurring in the retina under the influence of light.
  • His original work falls into two main groups the physiology of muscle and nerve, which occupied the earlier years of his life, and the chemistry of digestion.
  • He was proposed the word enzyme meaning “in yeast” (1878), and he isolated trypsin from pancreatic juice.

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