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Heroes of Pharmacy
Henry Solomon Wellcome 1853–1936: World citizen
Dennis B. Worthen, PhD
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2007;47:532-535. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2007.07503

Extract

In responding to the invitation to eulogize Henry Wellcome, E.F. Kelly, American Pharmaceutical (now Pharmacists) Association Executive Director, confessed the difficulty of recounting the many accomplishments of the deceased. However, his admiration for the American who became a citizen of the world was obvious when he proclaimed, “I couldn't do more than I have to honor a man who grew up with us, who was molded by our thought, our traditions and aspirations, and who was able to take them to such a high plane that they secured recognition not only within our own profession but in practically every human activity.”+1 Pharmacist, adventurer, manufacturer, researcher, collector, and archeologist are some of the roles that describe the life and contributions of Wellcome.+2

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