This Kansan was nicknamed the "father of physical pharmacy" because he developed 50 patents, helped start three research centers for the University of Kansas and started eight scholarship funds.
He also developed slow-release time medicines (the type used in nonprescription cold medicines), wrote textbooks and chaired KU's pharmaceutical chemistry department.
He was the son of Japanese immigrants and grew up on a small farm in California.
In 1967, he moved to Lawrence, where he soon began to develop a nationally recognized program in pharmaceutical chemistry. The university named him a regents professor, its highest professorial position, and promised new buildings to aid his research.
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