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History of pharmacology

Discover more about the origins of pharmacology and the individuals who have been key to the development of this vibrant area of science:
 

Pharmacology Hall of Fame

Since 2013, the Society’s members have elected on an annual basis a group distinguished individuals that have been celebrated for their distinction and peer recognition in science and/or long and valuable service to our Society.
 

Putting UK Pharmacology on the Map

Discover the sites of special scientific interest linked to achievements in pharmacology identified since 2013 by an annual ballot of MPs, peers and senior members of the scientific community.
 

Uncover the history of the British Pharmacological Society

Founded in 1931, the Society is the primary UK learned society concerned with drugs and the way they work. Find out more.
 

Lives remembered

Read obituaries of eminent pharmacologists. If you would be interested in sharing your own memories of deceased pharmacologists, please contact the membership team.

WDM Paton Historical Research Fund

Established to support the study of the history of pharmacology, this fund is intended to cover travel costs, photocopying costs and similar expenses associated with an individual's project.