The medal honours the memory of Mr Leslie G Matthews (1897-1997), a barrister, pharmacist and scholar, and is intended to promote research in the history of British pharmacy to which he made a major contribution.
The first medal was awarded to Mr Leslie Matthews in May 1992 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the BSHP.
The medal is awarded for original and scholarly work in the history of British pharmacy, and evaluation is based on competence of research, skill in interpretation and ability in presentation. The president and a panel selected by the Committee evaluate nominations for the award. Nominations, accompanied by a detailed statement of the work and achievements of the candidate in the history of pharmacy, may be made to the President in confidence by member(s) of the BSHP.
Further information on the award may be
obtained from the
Leslie G Matthews