Procter Medal

    PDE PROCTER MEDAL AWARD

Procter Medal

 

The Procter Medal Award of the PDE bears the name of the Father of American Pharmacy, William Procter, Jr. (1817 - 1874), in whose memory this award was instituted to honor those who have performed distinguished service in the alleviation of human suffering. An early leader in drug research, Professor Procter held one of the first chairs of Pharmacy in America, at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, now the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia's Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He was a founding father of the American Pharmaceutical Association, guiding its important functions in this country and representing it abroad. Because of his inspired contribution to the development of American Pharmacy, the PDE in 1945 inaugurated its award in his name, to be presented in the permanent form of a gold medal (shown above) and citation.


The Procter Medal Award Recipients:

Dr. Ivor Griffith - 1945
Dr. Alfred Newton Richards - 1946
Dr. Charles Edwin Vanderkleed - 1948
Dr. C. Mahlon Kline - 1951
The Honorable Harry J. Angslinger - 1953
Frances Boyer - 1960
Robert Lincoln McNeil - 1961
J. Mahlon Buck - 1965
Dr. James M. Sprague - 1967
Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman - 1972
Dr. Arthur Osel - 1975
Dr. Alfred J. D'Angelo - 1979
Dr. Lewis H. Sarett - 1982
Dr. Hillary Koprowski - 1988
Dr. Benjamin A. Rubin - 1993
Dr. Magid Abou-Gharbia - 2003