John Jacob Abel at 1604 Bolton Street


Born near Cleveland, Ohio in 1857, John Jacob Abel received a Ph.B. from the University of Michigan in 1883. In 1893, after further training from Henry Newell Martin Johns Hopkins University and at various European University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recruited Abel to start a department of pharmacology becoming first full-time professor of pharmacology in the United States.

Among the most notable legacies of Abel's work is his research on adrenalin, insulin, and an apparatus that is widely regarded as a forerunner of the artificial kidney.

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John Jacob Abel, 1922

Photograph of John Jacob Abel by Doris Ulmann, 1922.

Image courtesy A book of portraits of the faculty of the Medical Department of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore by Doris Ulmann (1922), Internet Archive, bookofportraitso00ulma.


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Eli Pousson, “John Jacob Abel at 1604 Bolton Street,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, accessed September 1, 2014, http:/​/​explore.​baltimoreheritage.​org/​items/​show/​106.​
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