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George Rieveschl, PhD, discovered Benadryl while serving as a chemical engineering professor at UC. The drug became the first FDA-approved prescription antihistamine.  
George Rieveschl, PhD
Dr. Rieveschl is pictured here, in 1944, in his laboratory at Park, Davis and Co. in Detroit.

Photo Date: 05/12/06

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