Portrait of Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975), African American research chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.
Percy Lavon Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 11, 1899…
Concerns Julian's disapproval with the announcement of the Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX which includes a list designated as "Hotels for Colored Persons." Julian continues at length…
Concerns Robert B. Woodward's synthesis of methochloride of sempervirine. Also discusses an error made by Julian in the lab and communicated to Witkop in an earlier letter.