Casimir Funk, “The Vitamines“, 1922 was the topic of an earlier blog post. In that blog post, I said Casimir Funk was the discoverer of niacin (Vitamin-B3). In the table above, I show the “B-Vitamins” including niacin (Vitamin-B3). The “numerals”: 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,12 designate groups of “biochemical similar”. In the table, the substances are metabolic equals … Continue reading "1,2,3,5,6,7,9,12 and Other Words for B-Vitamin".
Edward Mazurs history of the periodic table published in 1957 was the most complete history of its kind. Continue reading Edward Mazurs, “Graphic Representations of the Periodic System During One Hundred Years”, 1957.
Charles Hinton in 1880 published an article entitled “What is the Fourth Dimension”. The periodic table of “universal” chemical elements presented by Dimitri Mendeleev required a new geometry. Hinton was the first the mathematician of other dimensions. The second mathematician was Edwin Abbott. Edwin Abbott published “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”, 1884. … Continue reading Charles Hinton, "The Fourth Dimension: A Language of Space", 1906.
Robert Whittaker in 1969 put forth the “Five Kingdoms of Life”. The hyperlink is to that post. The “Plant Kingdom” is of multicellular eukaryotes. “Photosynthetic Periodicity” in the table above includes unicellular prokaryotes in a domain of three kingdoms. Continue reading Photosynthetic Periodicity.
Joseph Needham wrote a history of the science and civilization of China. It was an encyclopedic work consisting of many large volumes. I thus choose this book written by him and a Chinese colleague on the history of acupuncture. Continue reading Lu Gwei-Djen and Joseph Needham, “Celestial Lancets: A History and Rationale of Acupuncture and Moxa”, 1980.