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John Jacob Abel Distinguished Service Professorship in Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

AbelJohnJOHN JACOB ABEL was Hopkins’ first professor of pharmacology, serving on the faculty from 1893 to 1932 and continuing his research until his death in 1938. Dr. Abel is widely regarded as the father of American pharmacology, and was dedicated to the view that chemistry held the clue to solving problems in medical science. The early focus of his work was on isolating and characterizing the hormones of the endocrine system, especially adrenaline and insulin. He also developed a method for the dialysis of blood that was the forerunner of the artificial kidney.