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Gaining recognition (1973-present)
In 1973, after more than four decades of chemical research, Julian became only the second African-American elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to scientists in any field. Over time, he received 18 honorary degrees and over a dozen civic and scientific awards, and in 1993 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp in his honor. In 1999, the American Chemical Society recognized Julian's synthesis of the glaucoma drug physostigmine as one of the top 25 achievements in the history of American chemistry, a true testament to the importance of his work.

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