(pĕt′n-kô′fər), Max Josef von 1818-1901.
German chemist noted for his work in the fields of hygiene and disease prevention. He theorized that clean water, adequate ventilation, and effective sewage disposal would prevent the spread of disease.
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Nineteenth-century nutrition scientists like Rubner and Max Pettenkoffer in Germany and Wilbur Atwater, Edward Rosa and Francis Benedict in the United States, who were inspired by the operations of mechanical technologies like steam engines, offer an explanation for the cultural transformation of the calorie from a unit of measuring heat to a unit of analyzing food, people and activities.