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Kevin Walters

October 2022

The Warfarin Story: Public Discussion and Groundbreaking Ceremony

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Biochemical Science Building Room 1211, 440 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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In February 1933, a chance encounter between a farmer from northwest Wisconsin and a biochemistry professor in Madison led to a medical breakthrough that has treated millions of patients. That’s the story of warfarin, a prescription blood thinner still prescribed today and, for many decades, was also the world’s most widely used rat poison. To celebrate the American Chemical Society’s designation of warfarin as a National Chemical Historic Landmark, the UW-Madison Biochemistry Department, Wednesday Nite @ the Lab and the…

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