Jokichi Takamine (1854–1922), The Samurai Chemist, and His Work on Adrenalin

@article{Yamashima2003JokichiT,
  title={Jokichi Takamine (1854–1922), The Samurai Chemist, and His Work on Adrenalin},
  author={Tetsumori Yamashima},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={102 - 95}
}
  • T. Yamashima
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Art, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Biography
The samurai chemist Jokichi Takamine (1854–1922) crystallized adrenalin, the first hormone to be isolated in the twentieth century, from the adrenal medulla, in the summer of 1900. This paper reviews Takamine's route to the discovery of adrenalin and presents historical photographs and documents collected in Kanazawa, Japan, where he grew up, and the United States, where he made his major discoveries. 

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