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Who was the first person to discover iodine?


This year is the bicentenary of the discovery of iodine by Paris saltpetre manufacturer Bernard Courtois, although it remained officially unrecorded for nearly two years. Fortunately, when details began to emerge late in 1813 the famous chemist Sir Humphry Davy and his assistant the young Michael Faraday were in Paris on a continental tour.

Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Substitution: Historical Aspects?

The singular importance of iodine became acknowledged. Graves-Basedow's disease was described. Surgical treatment evolved with extraordinary speed. Theodor Kocher observed that the clinical picture in patients after total thyroidectomy was similar to the one seen in cretinism. In 1850, the first case of hypothyroidism or myxedema was described.

History melissa-iodine-123? Saul Hertz (1905 - 1950) discovered radioactive iodine as a tracer/diagnostic tool, as a therapy for Graves disease, and thyroid cancer. Radioactive iodine (RAI) is the first targeted Cancer therapy. In 1941, Dr. Hertz was the first to administer radioactive iodine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Chemistry for Kids: Elements? Too little iodine can cause a person to have stunted growth and slower cognitive development (less intelligent). To make sure that people get enough iodine, it is often added to salt in what is called iodized salt. How was it discovered? Iodine was first discovered and isolated by French chemist Bernard Courtois in 1811.

Should I Eat Seaweed to Get Iodine?

Iodine has been associated with seaweed ever since Courtois’s fortuitous discovery. In fact, for the first 50 years of its use by people iodine was entirely sourced from seaweed. In 1865, iodine was discovered in caliche deposits (a type of sedimentary rock) found in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

What Happened With Denmark’s ‘Iodine Experiment’? In the first one, they took a group of people in different areas that had different amounts of iodine going into it. This meant that some areas were lower than others. They were then compared to similar groups after fortification had stabilized, as well as each year during fortification, as well.

What You Need to Know About Iodine & Iodine Deficiency ? Iodine deficiency can have severe consequences for women who are or may become pregnant. Chlorine, fluorine, and bromine are halogens that compete with iodine for iodine receptor sites in cells. The first way to turn an iodine deficiency around is by limiting your exposure to halogens.

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