Health

Inventor of the Pill Wins Edinburgh Medal

Submitted by edg on Fri, 8 Apr '11 7.20pm

The winner of this year's Edinburgh Medal is Professor Carl Djerassi, an American chemist, novelist and playwright and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. Djerassi is best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill in 1951 for which he won the National Medal of Science in the USA.

Japanese Consulate Opens Book of Condolence

Submitted by edg on Fri, 18 Mar '11 7.17am

A Book of Condolence, in commemoration of those who died in the 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, was opened yesterday morning at the Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh.

The Book of Condolence "for the Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake" is open for signing at the Japanese Consulate until Wednesday 23rd March (excluding the weekend) from 9.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.