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Transcript of Percy Julian
Children: Percy Lavon Julian, Jr.
Faith Roselle Julian Glidden Company Soya Division Valedictorian synthetic physostigmine- used to treat glaucoma synthetic human steroidal sex hormones-saving the lives of thousands of unborn children and cancer victims aero-foam- used to put out gasoline and oil fires Synthetic human hormones & steroids helped the creation of birth control pills. How has his discoveries affected our lives today? Physostigmine is used to treat myasthenia gravis (autoimmune neuromuscular disease), glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease and delayed gastric emptying. It has been shown to improve short term memory. Recently, it has begun to be used in the treatment of orthostatic hypotension (head rush). Physostigmine is also an antidote for several poisonings. Aero-foam is used in fire extinguishers. organic substances derived from plants and animals patented over 100 substances, most extracted from soybeans Wilbraham, A. C., Staley, D. D., & Matta, M. S. (n.d.). Chemistry: Expanded (4th ed.). Menlo Park, California: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. had an affair Julian Laboratories millionaire-one of the richest black persons in the US Tina Pham Period 0 10/01/12 Percy Lavon Julian.(2012,September 17) in Wikipedia:The free encyclopedia.Inc.Retrieved September 29,2012,from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Lavon_Julian ACT-SO in Honor of Percy Lavon Julian.(September/October 1999) in The New Crisis. Volume: 106. Retrieved September 29,2012, from http://www.questia.com/read/1P3-49068836/act-so-in-honor-of-percy-lavon-julian