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  • j s
    that s why today s excuses by people are obviously not really valid. tlbaker wrote: OMG, I didn t know this: He was a bright student, but
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 3, 2007
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      that's why today's excuses by people are obviously not really valid.
       

      tlbaker <tlbaker@...> wrote:


      OMG, I didn't know this:

      He was a bright student, but at that time
      the city provided no public education for
      Colored students after eighth grade.


      It always amazes me how people excelled so in these
      horrible times of discrimination and oppression!

      Lynne




      From:
      Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
      On Behalf Of multiracialbookclub
      Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 11:49 AM
      To: Generation-Mixed@ yahoogroups. com
      Subject: Spotlight on: 'Dr. Percy L. Julian'



      Dr. Percy Julian, 1899 – 1975


      Just before the turn of the century, Percy L.  
      Julian was born in Montgomery , Alabama .

      He was a bright student, but at that time
      the city provided no public education for
      Colored students after eighth grade.

      He persisted, however, and entered DePauw
      University in Indiana as a "sub-freshman".

      He had to take several classes to get caught up
      on what his public education had not provided.

      Yet in 1920, he graduated first in his
      class with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

      He became a chemistry instructor at Fisk
      University (
      an HBIMU), but in 1923, received
      an Austin Fellowship in Chemistry and went
      to Harvard to complete his Masters degree.

      Again he took university teaching positions for a few
      years before traveling to Austria to obtain his PhD in
      chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1931.

      He returned to DePauw to continue his research.

      His original interest was investigating plant
      products, especially traditional medicinal
      plants such as the African Calabar Bean.

      In 1935 he first help to synthesize from
      this plant a chemical called Physostigmine,
      or Esserine, which could treat the
      sometimes blinding disease of glaucoma
      by reducing pressure inside the eyeball
      .

      This brought him international scientific
      acclaim, but still no professorship.

      He left academia to became lab
      director at Glidden Company.

      One day in 1939, a water leak in a tank
      of purified soybean oil created a strange
      byproduct and gave Julian a surprise insight:
      the soy sterol that had been created could
      be used to manufacture male and female
      hormones, progesterone and testosterone.

      Progesterone would prove useful in treating
      certain cancers and problem pregnancies.

      During World War II, Julian developed a foam
      from soy protein that could put out oil and gas
      fires; it was quickly adopted by the military.

      In 1948, the Mayo Clinic announced the discovery
      of a compound that relieved rheumatoid arthritis.

      It was natural cortisone, however, had to be
      extracted from the adrenal glands of oxen
      and it cost hundreds of dollars per drop.

      As a result of natural cortisone being very difficult
      to come by it was also extremely expensive
      -- such that only rich people could afford it.

      In effort to help relieve the suffering of
      those individuals who were not rich,
      --- Dr. Percy got right to work.

      He next set out to provide a synthetic
      version of cortisone, a product which
      greatly relieved the pain of suffered
      by sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

      By October 1949, his team had created
      a synthetic cortisone substitute, radically
      less expensive but just as effective.

      Julian's synthetic cortisone was
      only pennies per ounce.

      With Julian's discovery of the soy-based
      substitute, millions of sufferers around the
      world found relief at a reasonable price.

      Juliam continued his success as he next
      developed a way to inexpensively develop
      male and female hormones from soy beans.

      These hormones would help to prevent
      miscarriages in pregnant women and would
      be used to fight cancer and other ailments
      .

      By making important medical products plentiful
      and less expensive, Julian accelerated the
      research and growth of knowledge about them.


      His techniques and products led directly to
      the development of chemical birth control
      and medicines to suppress the immune system,
      crucial in performing
      organ transplants.

      Julian held more than 100 chemical patents,
      wrote scores of papers on his work, and received
      dozens of awards and honorary degrees.

      He founded The Julian Laboratories, Inc., with labs in
      the U.S. and Mexico (both purchased by Smith Kline
      French in 1961) and another chemical plant in
      Guatemala (owned by Upjohn Company since 1961).

      So significant was his work that in 1950 the City
      of Chicago named him 'Chicagoan of the Year'.

      In 1951, Julian and his family moved to Oak Park ,
      Illinois , becoming the first
      Colored family to live there.

      Soon after purchased a home for his family
      in nearby Oak Park , the home was set afire
      by an arsonist on Thanksgiving day 1950.

      A year later, dynamite was thrown from a
      passing car and exploded outside the
      bedroom window of Julain's children.

      The community, however, largely backed him
      and today celebrates his birthday as a holiday.



      SOURCES:

      http://www.pbs. org/wgbh/ aso/databank/ entries/bmjuli. html  
      http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Percy_Julian  


                                                                                                              
      Percy L. Julian holding glasses, n.d.

      Percy L. Julian in laboratory
       

      Percy L. Julian talking,

      photo of East College
      in background

    • tlbaker
      This is very true!!! L. _____ From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of j s Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 5:34 PM To:
      Message 2 of 6 , Feb 3, 2007
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        This is very true!!!

         

        L.

         


        From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
        On Behalf Of j s
        Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 5:34 PM
        To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: Spotlight on: 'Dr. Percy L. Julian'

         

        that's why today's excuses by people are obviously not really valid.

         


        tlbaker <tlbaker@...> wrote:



        OMG, I didn't know this:


        He was a bright student, but at that time
        the city provided no public education for
        Colored students after eighth grade.



        It always amazes me how people excelled so in these
        horrible times of discrimination and oppression!


        Lynne

         



      • Yvette
        Another interesting fact is that there is a high school in Chicago named after Julian. j s wrote: that s why today s excuses by
        Message 3 of 6 , Feb 5, 2007
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          Another interesting fact is that there is
          a high school in Chicago named after Julian.

          j s <creolescience@...> wrote:



          that's why today's excuses by
          people are obviously not really valid.


          tlbaker <tlbaker@...> wrote:


          OMG, I didn't know this:

          "He was a bright student, but at that time
          the city provided no public education for
          Colored students after eighth grade."


          It always amazes me how people excelled so in these
          horrible times of discrimination and oppression!

          Lynne

          ---------------------------------


          From: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
          On Behalf Of multiracialbookclub
          Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 11:49 AM
          To: Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Spotlight on: 'Dr. Percy L. Julian'



          Dr. Percy Julian, 1899 – 1975


          Just before the turn of the century, Percy L.
          Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama.

          He was a bright student, but at that time
          the city provided no public education for
          Colored students after eighth grade.

          He persisted, however, and entered DePauw
          University in Indiana as a "sub-freshman".

          He had to take several classes to get caught up
          on what his public education had not provided.

          Yet in 1920, he graduated first in his
          class with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

          He became a chemistry instructor at Fisk
          University (an HBIMU), but in 1923, received
          an Austin Fellowship in Chemistry and went
          to Harvard to complete his Masters degree.

          Again he took university teaching positions for a
          few years before traveling to Austria to obtain his PhD
          in chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1931.

          He returned to DePauw to continue his research.

          His original interest was investigating plant
          products, especially traditional medicinal
          plants such as the African Calabar Bean.

          In 1935 he first help to synthesize from
          this plant a chemical called Physostigmine,
          or Esserine, which could treat the
          sometimes blinding disease of glaucoma
          by reducing pressure inside the eyeball.

          This brought him international scientific
          acclaim, but still no professorship.

          He left academia to became lab
          director at Glidden Company.

          One day in 1939, a water leak in a tank
          of purified soybean oil created a strange
          byproduct and gave Julian a surprise insight:
          the soy sterol that had been created could
          be used to manufacture male and female
          hormones, progesterone and testosterone.

          Progesterone would prove useful in treating
          certain cancers and problem pregnancies.

          During World War II, Julian developed a foam
          from soy protein that could put out oil and gas
          fires; it was quickly adopted by the military.

          In 1948, the Mayo Clinic announced the discovery
          of a compound that relieved rheumatoid arthritis.

          It was natural cortisone, however, had to be
          extracted from the adrenal glands of oxen
          and it cost hundreds of dollars per drop.

          As a result of natural cortisone being very
          difficult to come by it was also extremely expensive
          -- such that only rich people could afford it.

          In effort to help relieve the suffering of
          those individuals who were not rich,
          --- Dr. Percy got right to work.

          He next set out to provide a synthetic
          version of cortisone, a product which
          greatly relieved the pain of suffered
          by sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

          By October 1949, his team had created
          a synthetic cortisone substitute, radically
          less expensive but just as effective.

          Julian's synthetic cortisone was
          only pennies per ounce.

          With Julian's discovery of the soy-based
          substitute, millions of sufferers around the
          world found relief at a reasonable price.

          Juliam continued his success as he next
          developed a way to inexpensively develop
          male and female hormones from soy beans.

          These hormones would help to prevent
          miscarriages in pregnant women and would
          be used to fight cancer and other ailments.

          By making important medical products plentiful
          and less expensive, Julian accelerated the
          research and growth of knowledge about them.

          His techniques and products led directly to
          the development of chemical birth control
          and medicines to suppress the immune system,
          crucial in performing organ transplants.

          Julian held more than 100 chemical patents,
          wrote scores of papers on his work, and received
          dozens of awards and honorary degrees.

          He founded The Julian Laboratories, Inc., with labs
          in the U.S. and Mexico (both purchased by Smith Kline
          French in 1961) and another chemical plant in
          Guatemala (owned by Upjohn Company since 1961).

          So significant was his work that in 1950 the City
          of Chicago named him 'Chicagoan of the Year'.

          In 1951, Julian and his family moved
          to Oak Park, Illinois, becoming the
          first Colored family to live here.

          Soon after purchased a home for his family
          in nearby Oak Park, the home was set afire
          by an arsonist on Thanksgiving day 1950.

          A year later, dynamite was thrown from a
          passing car and exploded outside the
          bedroom window of Julain's children.

          The community, however, largely backed him
          and today celebrates his birthday as a holiday.



          SOURCES:

          http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bmjuli.html

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Julian

          Percy L. Julian holding glasses, n.d.

          Percy L. Julian in laboratory

          Percy L. Julian talking,
          photo of East College
          in background
        • multiracialbookclub
          Dr. Percy Julian, 1899 – 1975 Just before the turn of the century, Percy L. Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a bright student, but at that time
          Message 4 of 6 , Aug 4, 2008
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            Dr. Percy Julian, 1899 – 1975

            Just before the turn of the century, Percy L.  
            Julian was born in Montgomery , Alabama .

            He was a bright student, but at that time
            the city provided no public education for
            Colored students after eighth grade.

            He persisted, however, and entered DePauw
            University in Indiana as a "sub-freshman".

            He had to take several classes to get caught up
            on what his public education had not provided.

            Yet in 1920, he graduated first in his
            class with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

            He became a chemistry instructor at
            Fisk
            University (
            an HBIMU), but in 1923, received
            an Austin Fellowship in Chemistry and went
            to Harvard to complete his Masters degree.

            Again he took university teaching positions for a few
            years before traveling to Austria to obtain his PhD in
            chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1931.

            He returned to DePauw to continue his research.

            His original interest was investigating plant
            products, especially traditional medicinal
            plants such as the African Calabar Bean.

            In 1935 he first help to synthesize from
            this plant a chemical called Physostigmine,
            or Esserine, which could treat the
            sometimes blinding disease of
            glaucoma
            by reducing pressure inside the eyeball
            .

            This brought him international scientific
            acclaim, but still no professorship.

            He left academia to became lab
            director at Glidden Company.

            One day in 1939, a water leak in a tank
            of purified soybean oil created a strange
            byproduct and gave Julian a surprise insight:
            the soy sterol that had been created could
            be used to manufacture male and female
            hormones, progesterone and testosterone.

            Progesterone would prove useful in treating
            certain cancers and problem pregnancies.

            During World War II, Julian developed a foam
            from soy protein that could put out oil and gas
            fires; it was quickly adopted by the military.

            In 1948, the Mayo Clinic announced the discovery
            of a compound that relieved rheumatoid arthritis.

            It was natural cortisone, however, had to be
            extracted from the adrenal glands of oxen
            and it cost hundreds of dollars per drop.

            As a result of natural cortisone being very difficult
            to come by it was also extremely expensive
            -- such that only rich people could afford it.

            In effort to help relieve the suffering of
            those individuals who were not rich,
            --- Dr. Percy got right to work.

            He next set out to provide a synthetic
            version of cortisone, a product which
            greatly relieved the pain of suffered
            by sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

            By October 1949, his team had created
            a synthetic cortisone substitute, radically
            less expensive but just as effective.

            Julian's synthetic cortisone was
            only pennies per ounce.

            With Julian's discovery of the soy-based
            substitute, millions of sufferers around the
            world found relief at a reasonable price.

            Juliam continued his success as he next
            developed a way to inexpensively develop
            male and female hormones from soy beans.

            These hormones would help to prevent
            miscarriages in pregnant women and would
            be used to fight cancer and other ailments
            .

            By making important medical products plentiful
            and less expensive, Julian accelerated the
            research and growth of knowledge about them.


            His techniques and products led directly to
            the development of chemical birth control
            and medicines to suppress the immune system,
            crucial in performing
            organ transplants.


            Julian held more than 100 chemical patents,
            wrote scores of papers on his work, and received
            dozens of awards and honorary degrees.

            He founded The Julian Laboratories, Inc., with labs in
            the U.S. and Mexico (both purchased by Smith Kline
            French in 1961) and another chemical plant in
            Guatemala (owned by Upjohn Company since 1961).

            So significant was his work that in 1950 the City
            of Chicago named him 'Chicagoan of the Year'.

            In 1951, Julian and his family moved to
            Oak Park ,
            Illinois , becoming the first
            Colored family to live there.

            Soon after purchased a home for his family
            in nearby Oak Park , the home was set afire
            by an arsonist on Thanksgiving day 1950.

            A year later, dynamite was thrown from a
            passing car and exploded outside the
            bedroom window of Julain's children.

            The community, however, largely backed him
            and today celebrates his birthday as a holiday.



            SOURCES:

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bmjuli.html  
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Julian  



                                                                                                                    
            Percy L. Julian holding glasses, n.d.

            Percy L. Julian in laboratory 

            Percy L. Julian talking,
            photo of East College
            in background

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