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Henrik Dam (Full name Carl Peter Henrik Dam) (February 21, 1895 – April 17, 1976) was a Danish biochemist and physiologist.
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He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1943 for his work in discovering vitamin K and its role in human physiology. His key experiment involved feeding a cholesterol-free diet to chickens. The chickens began hemorrhaging and bleeding uncontrollably after a few weeks. Dam isolated the dietary substance needed for blood clotting and called it the "coagulation vitamin", which became shortened to vitamin K.
He was born and died in Copenhagen.
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