1857 – Born on May 19th in Cleveland, Ohio. American pharmacologist and physiological chemist who made important contributions to a modern understanding of the ductless, or endocrine, glands.
1891-1893 – Abel taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
– He founded and chaired the first Department of Pharmacology in the United States at the University of Michigan.
1897 – He isolated adrenaline in the form of a chemical derivative.
1905 – He co-founded the Journal of Biological Chemistry with Christian Archibald Herter.
1909 – He served as editor of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
1914 – He formulated the idea of the artificial Kidney and he isolated amino acids from the blood.
1926 – He reported the isolation and crystallization of insulin.
1932 – Directed the Laboratory for Endocrine Research.
1938 – Died on May 26th in Baltimore.