NOVA: Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius | Making Cortisone From Plants
Adapted from NOVA: "Forgotten Genius." Journal papers reproduced by permission of the American Chemical Society. Photographs courtesy of Chicago Defender, Ian Sanderson/Getty Images, and SCIENCE NEWS, the weekly magazine of science, copyright 1950 by Science Service. Footage and photographs courtesy of the Mayo Clinic, Merck and Monsanto. Music composed by Claudio Ragazzi.
NOVA: "Forgotten Genius"
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Music by Claudio Ragazzi
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