What Jöns Jacob Berzelius actually says about melanin

Jöns Jacob Berzelius is generally credited with providing the name “melanin” to the choroid coat of the eye. From him the substance known as melanin that is found “throughout the phylogenetic scale without any specific structural, biogenetic, or functional implication.” https://books.google.com/books?id=zp45AAAAcAAJ&dq=%22Lehrbuch%20der%20Chemie%22%20berzelius&pg=PA521#v=snippet&q=schwarze&f=false But does Berzelius actually use the term “melanin?” On page 521 in volume 9 of…… Continue reading What Jöns Jacob Berzelius actually says about melanin

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