Ray Fuller,60, one of three scientists credited with...


August 14, 1996

Ray Fuller,60, one of three scientists credited with discovering the anti-depressant Prozac, died Sunday in Indianapolis.

Mr. Fuller, a researcher at Eli Lilly & Co., and two colleagues, David Wong and Bryan Molloy, discovered fluoxetine in the early 1970s. The drug selectively enhances the function of the brain chemical serotonin, which has been linked to clinical depression and other disorders.

Marketed as Prozac, it has become one of the best-selling drugs in the world since its introduction in 1988.

Marshal Antonio de Spinola,86, the monocled colonial war hero who became Portugal's first president after the 1974 revolution, died yesterday at a Lisbon hospital after a respiratory illness, officials said.

Marshal Spinola, a hero of Portugal's long African colonial wars, became the first president of the new Portugal born of the coup by young officers April 25, 1974, that ended nearly half a century of right-wing dictatorship. Five months later, he resigned in protest against the leftist policies of the military junta and plans for the rapid dismemberment of Portugal's colonial empire.

Sigmund Koch,79, a psychologist and philosopher who edited a history of psychology and compiled a collection of artists' discussions of creativity, died Saturday in Brookline, Mass. The cause of death was not given.

While a professor at Boston University, he assembled a videotaped collection of prominent artists discussing the creative process. Playwright Arthur Miller, novelist Saul Bellow and composer Virgil Thomson are among those who contributed to the BU Aesthetics Research Archive.

Pub Date: 8/14/96

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