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Open Access An approach to Leslie G. Matthews (1897-1997): an overseas visitor to his London home

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Leslie G. Matthews (1897 to 1997) has been described as the doyen of British pharmacy history during the twentieth century. His many interests and activities included convivial interactions with colleagues from around the world. He received many visitors and was generous with both his time and expertise. This short communication reports the discovery of a hand-written note from Matthews found at the Kremers Reference Files in Madison, Wisconsin. It gives detailed instructions to an American visitor about how to find his home in London. It reveals much about Matthews' attention to detail and about the welcome he provided for visitors from abroad.

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Leslie G. Matthews (1897 bis 1997) gilt als der Nestor der britischen Pharmaziegeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Neben seinen vielfältigen Interessen und Tätigkeiten pflegte er auch gute Kontakte zu Kollegen auf der ganzen Welt. Zahlreichen Besuchern stand er stets mit einem offenen Ohr und gutem Rat zur Seite. Diese Kurzmitteilung berichtet über den Fund einer kleinen handschriftlichen Skizze in den Kremers Reference Files in Madison, Wisconsin. Matthews zeichnete für einen Besucher aus den USA detailliert den Weg zu seiner Wohnung in London. Die Skizze ist ein Beleg für seine Gastfreundschaft, denn sie zeigt, welche Sorgfalt er walten ließ, damit sein Besucher den Weg nicht verfehlte.
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Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 2017-09-01

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