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Douglas Simpson

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  • Editing The Pharmaceutical JournalSubscription

    8 FEB 2017Comments (6)

    We, the undersigned, are pressing for the restoration of the post of editor for The Pharmaceutical Journal. We believe that the The Pharmaceutical Journal needs to be refocused and that the recent departure of its publisher presents an ideal opportunity to review the situation. One of us (Douglas Simpson) addressed the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) Assembly on this matter on 16 November 2016. However, no indication has been given about any of the Assembly’s dec

  • Tribute to Joanna Ruth Lumb Subscription

    19 JUL 2016

    I never thought I would be writing an appreciation of Jo Lumb, who has died far too young. My expectation was that she might write something about me when my time came. When I took over as editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal in 1987, Jo was promoted to senior assistant editor with the brief of looking after the clinical side of the publication. She also took on the roles of coordinating The Pharmaceutical Journal’s efforts in relation to continuing education and of m

  • Tribute for Robert BlythSubscription

    2 DEC 2014

    Robert Blyth was a tough nut. He had to be. Editing a journal for a professional body is no easy task. Even though it has been the policy for many years that The Pharmaceutical Journal should have editorial freedom, it was not a policy that all Council members went along with and not a few of them created trouble of one sort or another. (The Society was governed by a Council, not an Assembly, in those days.) Luckily, Robert managed to ensure that there was never a majority of Council

  • Robert Blyth (1921–2014)Subscription

    16 DEC 2014

  • Tribute to Bernard HardistySubscription

    7 JUN 2016

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