Sir Henry Wellcome, F.R.S

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    THE President of the French Republic has paid a notable tribute to English medical and chemical research by conferring the honour of La Croix de Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur upon Sir Henry Wellcome, who has also just been awarded the Remington medal of the American Pharmaceutical Association for distinguished service to pharmacy. Sir Henry is founder of the Wellcome Research Institution and head of Burroughs Wellcome and Co., London, manufacturers of fine chemicals and galenicals, with establishments in the United States, Italy, Canada, Australia, India, China, South Africa, the Argentine and other countries. Apart from the research and experimental laboratories of the establishments of Burroughs Wellcome and Co. which have carried out many original researches in pharmacy, Sir Henry Wellcome has established a number of scientific research laboratories and research museums which are co-ordinated under separate and distinct direction, such as the Wellcome Research Institution with its magnificent new building in Euston Road, London. In these associated chemical and medical research laboratories and museums, much original work has been done to throw light on abstruse problems in medicine and pharmacy and to settle hitherto uncertain points in the history of pharmacy.

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