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    Murray Jarvik

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    June 1, 1923 – May 8, 2008

    All Murray Jarvik ever wanted was to get a job on Wall Street. Unfortunately, he had one thing going against him: in the 1940s, the first question asked at every Wall Street firm was, "What is your religion?"

    Jarvik tried to be evasive, but the bankers saw right through him. So he had to give up his dream and became a pharmacologist. Jarvik was one of the first to study the effects of LSD. We're not sure if his research went beyond simple observation.

    Later in life, Jarvik began to study the effects of nicotine and tobacco dependance. In 1984, his work (along with two others, let's give them credit) led to the creation of the first nicotine patch. For the past three decades, his invention has helped smokers quit.

    So, all patch users: thank all those Wall Street fat cats for being such rabid antisemites...

    Verdict: Jew.

    December 8, 2014

    See Also

    Zino Davidoff

    Albert Hofmann

    Robert Jarvik

    Luis de Torres

    George Weissman
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