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Our series of talks are hosted jointly with the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.

No admission charge, all welcome. To reserve a place and for more information e-mail the Museum team or call 020 7572 2210.


The forgotten partner: Silas M. Burroughs by Julia Sheppard

Monday 8th February 2016, 5:30pm (Refreshments from 5pm)

Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 66 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW  (Nearest tube: Tower Hill)

The Talk

Silas M. Burroughs’ contribution to pharmaceutical developments in manufacturing in the 1880s and 1890s and to the crucial first 15 years of the firm Burroughs Wellcome & Co has been unfairly overlooked. Indeed many of his achievements have been attributed to Henry Wellcome. Not only was he a superb salesman but his ambition, energy, ideas and contacts were essential elements of that success.


The Speaker

Julia Sheppard, Burroughs’ biographer and former Head of Research and Special Collections at the Wellcome Library.