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Aklilu Lemma

Aklilu Lemma, Ethiopian physician (Giggiga, Harar Province 18 September 1934 – United States 05 April 1997)
 
 
Discovered that extracts from the fruit of endod or soapberry (Phytolacca dodecandra) act as a potent molluscicide (1964)
 
With H.H. Lee & P.C. Fraleigh patented Method of controlling zebra mussels with extract of Phytolacca dodecandra. US Patent 5252330 (1993)
 
 

HONORS  

Visiting Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University

Right Livelihood Award (1989)