This Day in Jewish History 1912: Almost-postman Who Won a Nobel for Paving Way to Prozac Is Born

When no medical school accepted him, Julius Axelrod took the exam for postal workers. Yet he won a Nobel for his work on antidepressants.

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May 30, 1912, is the birthdate of Julius Axelrod, the biochemist whose research played a key role in the development of the SSRI antidepressants — which include Prozac and Zoloft — and helped him win the Nobel...