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Bruce Rhodes

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  • Tribute to Bryan Holroyd HartleySubscription

    30 JUN 2017

    Reading the notice of Bryan’s death made me feel sad but it also brought to mind so many happy memories. We first met 45 years or so ago when he was an established member of the Department of Health’s team, and I was a newly appointed society’s inspector. We didn’t cross swords and lose our tempers but we had many ‘pertinent’ discussions about our varied interpretations of relevant sections of the Medicines Act. Over the years, Bryan became chief pharmaceutical officer at the Departmen

  • Tribute for Robert BlythSubscription

    23 JAN 2015

    So Robert Blyth, the one-time editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal, is no longer with us. I can’t imagine Robert “shuffling off this mortal coil”, because he was not that sort of man. We worked together at The Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, as it then was, in Bloomsbury and Lambeth, and in those days he might well have said, “I’m old enough, I’ve done enough and I’m off.” He was direct, positive and a man of firm opinions, which he would share with the most ju

  • A satisfying experienceSubscription

    PJ, December 2013

    The older one gets the more frequent are the visits to the surgery and thence to the pharmacy and, after over 20 years drawing a pension from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the state, I am now seen simply as an old codger wandering the streets. Having retired to a Cotswold idyll where I spent my youth I am familiar with or at least on nodding terms with most folk and I am referred to by name in my local pharmacy but have had little experience of the expanded role much debated these days

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