Monday, June 2, 2008


Percy Julian 1899-1975
He has Ended the Suffering of Many and Saved the Lives of Thousands

-He discovered a way to create large amounts of synthetic cortisone, which is used to alleviate arthritis pain. Before his discovery only the very wealthy could afford cortisone for arthritis; now synthetic cortisone is so cheap and widespread almost anyone can afford it.
-He discovered how to make synthetic physostigmine, which is used to treat glaucoma sufferers.
-His discoveries of substitutes for male and female hormones are credited with saving the lives of thousands of unborn children and cancer victims.
-He invented aero-foam, which is used to put out gasoline and oil fires--it proved especially useful during WWII.

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