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Ernest H. Volwiler

Abbott Laboratories

1950 - 1958

Healthcare

1950 b. 1893
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateMiami University (Ohio)
GraduateMA & PhD, University of Illinois
Personal
Born-Died1893 - 1992
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
Era - 1950

Volwiler was a pioneer in the field of anesthetic medicine, developing two breakthrough drugs, Nembutal and Pentothal, which put patients to sleep for surgical or dental procedures. Beyond his brilliance as a scientist, Volwiler was instrumental in helping Abbott to achieve commercial success for its pharmaceutical products. He contributed to the commercialization of penicillin and sulfa drugs during World War II and produced top level financial returns for Abbott during his tenure as CEO.