Frank I. Katch

Santorio experiments breakthrough
in energy metabolism

Sports & Exercise Nutrition

For two years Frank Katch chronicled the achievements of exercise-nutrition/science history makers in these pages. Take a journey into the past for a snapshot of the rich and exciting heritage the founders of our discipline bequeathed to us. For other history makers in exercise nutrition, refer to McArdle, W.D., Katch, F.I., and Katch, V.L.. Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Williams and Wilkins. Baltimore, 1999. See preview.


Wilburn Olin Atwater

Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844-1907). His pioneering metabolic studies helped shape the emerging science of human nutrition and exercise.. Jan-Mar 99

William Beaumont

William Beaumont (1785-1853) revolutionized concepts about digestion. Mar-Apr 98

Francis Gano Benedict

Francis Gano Benedict (1870-1957) investigated effects of diet, temperature regulation, and exercise on metabolism. May-June 98

Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard (1813-1878), one of the greatest experimental physiologists of all time, made crucial discoveries that impacted medicine, nutrition, and exercise science. March-April 97

Russel Henry Chittenden

Russel Henry Chittenden (1856-1943), influenced future research in nutrition and exercise physiology with experiments on low protein diets. Sept-Oct 98

Archibald Vivian Hill

Physiologist A.V. Hill (1886-1977), wins Nobel Prize for crucial discoveries about chemical and mechanical events in muscle contraction. May-June 97

Frederick Gowland Hopkins

Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947), winner of Nobel Prize, pioneered studies in nutritional biochemistry and experimental physiology. July-Aug 98

August Krogh

August Krogh (1874-1949), winner of Nobel Prize, conducts studies in exercise physiology. The inaugural profile in this series by Frank Katch. January-February 97

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794), paved the way for future studies in metabolism, nutrition and exercise physiology. Jan-Feb 98

Justus von Liebig

Justus von Liebig (1803-1873). This reknowned chemist advocated protein for exercise, but human experiments disproved his assertions. Nov-Dec 98

James Lind

James Lind (1716-1794), carried out a decisive experiment that changed the course of naval medicine. By adding fresh fruit to sailors' diets, Lind fortified their immune systems and defeated scurvy. Sept-Oct 97

Edward Smith

Edward Smith (1819-1874), used closed-circuit spirometry to show that protein was not the main fuel for exercise. Nov-Dec 97

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