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Abel, John Jacob

Born: 1857 AD
Died: 1938 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Biochemist, Pharmacologist

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.