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FECS Award for Service
FECS has decided to give its 1998 Award for Service to Dr. Johannes van Spronsen of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, The Hague, The Netherlands.
The FECS Award, consisting of a medal and a scroll, was given to Dr. van Spronsen in recognition of his services to FECS and for his outstanding work as a historian of chemistry
Dr. van Spronsen is the present Secretary and former Chairman of the Working Party on theHistory of Chemistry of the FECS. Dr. van Spronsen has edited for the FECS the Guide to European Chemical Museums and Exhibitions (3rd edition in 1998) and in addition has authored other books on the history of chemistry. His earlier international medals and awards include the Gillis Prize of the Royal Flemish Academy, Dexter Award of the American Chemical Society, and, more recently, the LiebigWohler Friendship Prize.
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Published Online: 2009-09-01
Published in Print: 1999-01-01