Bernard B. "Steve" Brodie was an internationally
renowned pharmacologist whose groundbreaking work
at Goldwater and NIH-including his involvement in
the development of Tylenol-earned him many honors.
Dr. Brodie attended McGill University in Montreal
and then studied organic chemistry at New York University.
He came to Goldwater Memorial Hospital to work with
Dr. James Shannon's antimalarial group during World
War II. His important publications in the 1940s
helped lay the groundwork for the future study of
head of the Laboratory for Clinical Pharmacology
at NIH after the war, Dr. Brodie worked with and
trained a group of scientists who would become
the leaders in the science of drug metabolism.
Their work was accompanied by increased research
into instrumentation and technology, including
the spectrophotofluorometer. Dr. Brodie won the
Lasker Award, often considered the American Nobel
Prize, in 1967. The award cited his "extraordinary
contributions to biochemical pharmacology."