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June 25, 2007


Coincidentally, I had stumbled upon the NOVA show about Percy Julian, even though I rarely watch TV nowadays. It is quite a well-told story, particularly the part about cortisone. I recommend the show highly.

Yes, the documentary is called Forgotten Genius and you can watch the whole thing online on the NOVA/PBS website (link given above), plus read other background that's not provided in the show. A great resource.

The British chemist you referred to as "Robertson" was actually
Sir Robert Robinson of Oxford a Nobel Prize winner.

Thank you for pointing out the error, Mr. Phillips. I've corrected Sir Robinson's name in the text.

Google's doodle brought me here. You in-depth, well-researched writing kept me here. Bravo.

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