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Remembering my blog namesake

Seventy-nine years ago today marked the passing of Dr John Jacob Abel, known as the American father of Pharmacology. Beyond his work on epinephrine, insulin, and devising a dialysis machine, Abel founded the departments of pharmacology at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University.

The American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is celebrating their 100th anniversary by marking the scientific pedigree of its members back to Dr Abel.