New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Jokichi Takamine (1854-1922), Japanese chemist, philanthropist and co-commissioner for the 1884-1885 World’s Cotton Exposition, is said to have resided here during the World’s Fair. Here he met and later married Caroline Field Hitch, daughter of Ebenezer Hitch, a retired Union officer who lived in the house at that time.
A founder of the American Biotechnology Industry, Takamine is credited with the discovery of adrenalin in 1900, the first hormone isolated in pure form. Over 3,000 flowering cherry trees that grace Washington, D.C. were given in 1912 by Dr. Takamine on behalf of the City of Tokyo to symbolize peace between Japan and the United States.
Erected 2003 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine.
Location. 29° 57.759′ N, 90° 3.561′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1321 Chartres Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Also see . . . Jokichi Takamine - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 3, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Additional keywords. chemistry; epinephrine
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