Scientist and Humanitarian
— 1899-1975 —Born on the west side of Holt Street, April 11, 1899, Percy Lavon Julian entered Depauw University in 1916; graduated in chemistry with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Earned master's from Harvard, Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. His studies led to a synthetic drug for glaucoma. Experiments with soybean oils resulted in Compound S, an affordable synthetic form of cortisone for arthritis treatment. Julian's work included developments in production of artificial hormones and a foam for fighting fires onboard ships. Dedicated to relieving human suffering, he held over 130 patents at his death in April 1975. The U.S. issued a postage stamp in his honor in 1992.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 563907 N 3581076|
|Decimal Degrees||32.36481667, -86.32071667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 21.889', W 86° 19.243'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 21' 53.34" N, 86° 19' 14.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 956-998 S Holt St, Montgomery AL 36108, US|
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