Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: vitamin deficiency

  • Fred Gey, father of the antioxidant hypothesis

    Alun EvansBelfast, United Kingdom Fred Gey was a German scientist who developed the concept that antioxidant vitamin deficiency caused certain diseases. He qualified as an MD at the University of Basel in 1952, having first researched clinical biochemistry. He then spent two years in the biochemistry section of the Max Planck Institute in G√∂ttingen, Germany,…