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Rachel Mason 11E Health Due 2/23/19 Black History Month-Profiles in Health Name : Percy Lavon Julian Date of birth : April 11, 1899 Education : University of Vienna (1929-1931), Harvard University (1922-1923), DePauw University (1916-1920) Profession : research chemist Contributions to health/medicine : +Accomplished the first total synthesis of physostigmine (in the Calabar bean which is used to treat glaucoma) +Created more products from soybeans +Helped in the mass production of progesterone (a sex hormone for women) +Created substance “S”. Brief bibliography : Born in Montgomery, Alabama, he was the grandson to slaves. When Julian was alive, he
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Unformatted text preview: was a victim of racial prejudice. During his high school career, he wasn't properly prepared for college. When he went to DePauw University, he had to become a sub-freshman. He graduated from college as a valedictorian. He received a teaching job at a university for two years. Percy received an Austin Fellowship to Harvard University. There, he was able to get a masters degree in organic chemistry. After, Julian returned to working as a teacher in two colleges. In 1954, he founded his own company, Julian Laboratories. Percy died in 1975 in Illinois....
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