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  • William Charles Evans

    William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription

    16 MAY 2018

    Author of Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy, a seminal text on the chemistry and uses of medicinal plants, William Charles Evans was a prolific researcher and educator throughout his 60-year career.

  • William Martindale Darling (second from left) with his wife and children after receiving the CBE in 1988.

    William Martindale Darling (1934 – 2017) Subscription

    14 AUG 2017 By Corrinne Burns

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s youngest president and longest-serving Council member was also known for bringing the voice of pharmacy to the highest levels of government.

  • Peter Noyce

    Peter Noyce (1946-2017) Subscription

    21 JUN 2017 By Joanna Lyall
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    A visionary leader who drove pharmacy practice forward but always had time to mentor others, he was known as the most effective pharmacist of his generation.

  • Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth (1928-2016) Subscription

    1 DEC 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, founded the UK’s first department of pharmacy practice.

  • Frank Palopoli, a chemist who discovered clomifene (Clomid)

    Frank P Palopoli (1922–2016) Subscription

    27 SEP 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    The scientist who discovered the fertility drug clomifene was known as a modest man who mentored his staff.

  • Kirit Patel, co-founder and chief executive of Day Lewis group

    Kirit Patel (1949-2016) Subscription

    5 AUG 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    A self-made man who started out wanting to own a shop to support his family, Kirit Patel’s lifetime achievements are inspirational.

  • Philip Majerus

    Philip Majerus (1936-2016) Subscription

    22 JUL 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    Majerus was one of the first researchers who discovered the benefits of low dose aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes.

  • Chris McGuigan (1958-2016)

    Chris McGuigan (1958–2016) Subscription

    20 APR 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    A scientist who dedicated his life to drug discovery and was determined to nurture and grow life science and research in Wales.

  • Andrew Herxheimer

    Andrew Herxheimer (1925–2016) Subscription

    15 MAR 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    Andrew Herxheimer was a champion of evidence-based medicine and founder of the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin.

  • Joel Elkes, pictured, was a pioneer of neuropsychopharmacology whose research on the drug chlorpromazine helped revolutionise the treatment of those with psychotic illness.

    Joel Elkes (1913–2015) Subscription

    27 JAN 2016 By Joanna Lyall

    A pioneer of neuropsychopharmacology, Joel Elkes’ research on the drug chlorpromazine helped revolutionise the treatment of those with psychotic illness.

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