Here’s to the British foundation, the Wellcome Trust, on the occasion of their 75th birthday.
The Trust has been supporting scientific research, public understanding of science, and science policy since its establishment on 25 July 1936 with proceeds from the will of Sir Henry Wellcome. Wellcome was an American who moved to England with his schoolmate, Silas Burroughs, to establish the Burroughs-Wellcome pharmaceutical company.
The two trained at my alma mater, the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (later, “and Science”), and Burroughs-Wellcome in the US was home to the Nobel prize-winning work of Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings (Physiology or Medicine, 1988).
Well done, mates!