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Alfred Newton Richards

Alfred Newton Richards (born March 22, 1876 in Stamford, New York; died March 24, 1966) was an American pharmacologist,

Richards served as chairman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Department of Pharmacology from 1910 to 1946; thereafter he became Professor Emeritus. He also served as Vice-President in charge of Medical Affairs for the University from 1939 to 1948. In 1941 he was appointed as Chairman of the Committee on Medical Research, an office founded by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This office was officially terminated in 1946, and soon after he was elected as President of the National Academy of Sciences, a position he held for three years. In 1948, President Herbert Hoover appointed Richards to the Medical Affairs Task Force of the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government; that same year he became a member of the board of directors for Merck & Co., for whom he had consulted since 1931. That same year, Richards also became an Associate Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania.

Awards and honors

  • Abraham Flexner Award of the Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Gerhard Medal of the Pathological Society of Philadelphia
  • Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians
  • John Scott Medal of the City of Philadelphia
  • the gold medal of theNew York Academy of Medicine
  • Keyes Medal of the Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons
  • Philadelphia Bok Award
  • Procter Award of the Philadelphia Drug Exchange
  • Guggenheim Cup Award
  • Lasker Award
  • Kovalenko Medal of the National Academy of Sciences.

Degrees held by Alfred Newton Richards

Doctor of Science from:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Western Reserve University
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • Williams College
  • Princeton University
  • New York University

Doctor of Laws from:

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Johns Hopkins University

Doctor of Medicine from:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Louvain

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