Explain how the prevailing scientific philosophy of the day shaped the point of view of Funk’s detractors.
Christiaan Eijkman (Dutchman) indicated the nutritional value of the brown rice. He stated that an individual who takes brown rice were less susceptible to beriberi. Later, Kazimierz Funk (father of vitamin therapy) recognized and successfully separated the dietary factors, which he named as vitamins, later vitamin B3 (niacin). He proposed that scurvy, rickets, celiac diseases, and pellagra can also be treated with the vitamins.
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