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George deStevens, Ph.D.

George deStevens was born in Tarrytown, New York. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in organic chemistry and enzymology at Fordham University. In 1955 he joined Ciba Pharmaceutical Company, where he discovered the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide. He left Ciba-Geigy in 1979 to join the faculty of Drew University.

In 1991, Dr. deStevens was the first recipient of the E.B. Hershberg Award of the ACS.

ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry

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