A point usually overlooked in historical discussions of the founding of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School is the considerable contribution of men trained at Michigan to Johns Hopkins. In the first group one mentions Mall, Abel, Howell, and Hurd. This little book about Dr. Abel was published as a gesture of thanks and tribute by the Williams & Wilkins Company in recognition of Abel's contribution to medical journalism and their particular interest in medical journalism. It is a timely recognition of a man who had a large influence in the formation and development of pharmacology in this country. There are several tributes and sketches. In addition several of the articles upon which the enduring fame of Dr. Abel lasts are reprinted. His notable contributions to the isolation of epinephrine, the crystallization of insulin, and the original suggestion for an artificial kidney are reprinted in full. This little volume
Bean WB. John Jacob Abel, M.D. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(6):1172–1173. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.1958.00260180162020
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