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Abel, John Jacob

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Born: 1857 AD
Died: 1938 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Biochemist, Pharmacologist

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1857 - Born on May 19th in Cleveland, Ohio. American pharmacologist and physiological chemist who made important contributions to a modern understanding of the ductless, or endocrine, glands.

1891-1893 - Abel taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

         - He founded and chaired the first Department of Pharmacology in the United States at the University of Michigan.

1897 - He isolated adrenaline in the form of a chemical derivative.

1905 - He co-founded the Journal of Biological Chemistry with Christian Archibald Herter.

1909 - He served as editor of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

1914 - He formulated the idea of the artificial Kidney and he isolated amino acids from the blood.

1926 - He reported the isolation and crystallization of insulin.

1932 - Directed the Laboratory for Endocrine Research.

1938 - Died on May 26th in Baltimore.


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