Vol. 21, No. 1
and Notices from Other Societies and Unions
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 the History 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.