Julian Percy Lavon


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Jul·ian

, Percy Lavon 1899-1975.
American chemist who synthesized a compound used to treat glaucoma and developed an inexpensive technique for synthesizing cortisone.
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Jul·ian

(jo͞ol′yən), Percy Lavon 1899-1975.
American physician noted for developing cortisone (a synthetic hormone used to treat arthritis) and a drug used to treat glaucoma and memory loss.
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