George Washington Carey (1845–1924),was an American physician known for his 'chemistry of life' publications, a subject which he referred to as biochemistry. Carey combined a mixture of religion, astrology, physiology, anatomy, and chemistry, themed particularly with a mineral-based theory of human disease to explain his views on human chemistry.
He continues to be popular within new-age and homeopathic circles. In the context of a person viewed as a "human molecule", Carey was the first to state that a person's body is a "chemical formula in operation."
Carey was influenced by Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler ideas about "cell salts". He founded his own biochemical college.