King Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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W of Chiloé Point, Beascochea Bay, Graham Coast, was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Prospect Point", 1956-57; in association with the names of pioneers of vitamin research grouped in this area, named after Charles Glen King (1896-1988), American biochemist, who in 1932, with W.A. Waugh (Mount Waugh, q.v.), first identified the antiscorbutic component (ascorbic acid) in lemon juice, thus making possible the production of synthetic vitamin C to prevent scurvy (APC, 1959a, p.8; BA chart 3573, 26.viii. 1960).
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