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Oct. 14th, 2009

Lord Selsdon on the pharmaceutical profession:

Lord Selsdon: My own qualifications in this field are, perhaps, emotional. The only link that I have with pharmacy is to my great-great grandfather on the female side of the line, who was a pharmacist who farmed and found that his cattle got wind and thought that he should do something about it. His name was J.C. Eno, and he invented fruit salts, initially for cattle although later they were taken by the family—although my great-grandmother would often sit on the loo all day and then lose her mind and not quite remember. Those were the pharmacists of those days. [Hansard]

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addedentry
Oct. 14th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Family resemblance
So far from emulating the Beechams with catchy and amusing advertisements, [Eno] preferred to disseminate his views on many topics: in half-page spreads inserted in prestige weeklies such as the Illustrated London News he would cram up to a thousand words, headed by barely penetrable aphorisms such as 'contemplation is the only lasting pleasure'.

(Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)

ruudboy
Oct. 14th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the noble lord could perhaps benefit from the services of Messrs Carter-Ruck and company?
htfb
Oct. 14th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
For a man representing the hereditary principle in Parliament, it is pleasing to see him taking his constituency seriously.
internetsdairy
Oct. 14th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
But what of the pharmacists of the future? I may write to the Noble Lord and ask.
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