Thursday, April 30, 2009

Black History Fact Of The Day

Percy Julian, who was born on April 11, 1899, contributed a lot of important inventions to society. He is most noted for inventing a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis by synthesizing cortisone from soy beans.

Percy Julian also invented: A treatment for glaucoma, and a fire-extinguishing foam for gas and oil fires.

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