Henrik Dam

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Henrik Dam (Full name Carl Peter Henrik Dam) (21 Februar 1895 – 17 Aprile 1976) wis a Dens biochemist an pheesiologist.

He wis awairdit the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1943 for jynt work wi Edward Doisy wirk in discoverin vitamin K an its role in human pheesiology. Dam's key experiment involved feedin a cholesterol-free diet tae chickens. The chickens began hemorrhagin an bleedin uncontrollably efter a few weeks. Dam isolatit the dietary substance needit for bluid clottin an cried it the "coagulation vitamin", which acame shortened tae vitamin K.