Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His work laid the foundation foPercy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His work laid the foundation for drugs such as birth control pills, cortisone, and corticosteroids. However, here are some amazing facts that you most likely do not know about the innovative African American…

Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His work laid the foundation foPercy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His work laid the foundation for drugs such as birth control pills, cortisone, and corticosteroids. However, here are some amazing facts that you most likely do not know about the innovative African American…

Percy Lavon Julian was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. Wikipedia

Percy Lavon Julian was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. Wikipedia

Percy Lavon Julian, pioneering chemist

Percy Lavon Julian, pioneering chemist

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899, Montgomery, Al. – April 19, 1975, Waukegan, Illinois) was a US inventor who was the first to perform of chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants. He was one of the first African Americans listed in the Inventors Hall of Fame and one of the first to receive a doctorate in Chemistry

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899, Montgomery, Al. – April 19, 1975, Waukegan, Illinois) was a US inventor who was the first to perform of chemical synthesis of medical drugs from plants. He was one of the first African Americans listed in the Inventors Hall of Fame and one of the first to receive a doctorate in Chemistry

Editorial image of 'UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1993: stamp printed by United states, shows Percy Lavon Julian, circa 1993'

Editorial image of 'UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1993: stamp printed by United states, shows Percy Lavon Julian, circa 1993'

Don Surber: Percy Lavon Julian, the hormone man

Don Surber: Percy Lavon Julian, the hormone man

Percy Lavon Julian | Percy Julian — born in Montgomery, Alabama — escaped the dangerous Jim Crow culture of the South and went on to become a chemist. Lauded for his work with human hormone synthesis, Julian set the stage for steroidal drug production (including cortisone and birth control pills).

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Percy Lavon Julian | Percy Julian — born in Montgomery, Alabama — escaped the dangerous Jim Crow culture of the South and went on to become a chemist. Lauded for his work with human hormone synthesis, Julian set the stage for steroidal drug production (including cortisone and birth control pills).

Meet Percy Lavon Julian, the "Forgotten Genius" of American Chemistry

Meet Percy Lavon Julian, the "Forgotten Genius" of American Chemistry

Do racial barriers still exist for African-Americans in science, as they did in chemist Percy Julian’s time?

Percy Lavon Julian Synthesis of Cortisone from soy... I watched a Documentary on him and it was truly inspiring. He worked so hard and actutally taught himself chemistry.

Percy Lavon Julian Synthesis of Cortisone from soy... I watched a Documentary on him and it was truly inspiring. He worked so hard and actutally taught himself chemistry.

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