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Tuesday
Sep132011

Norman R. Farnsworth, Renowned Medicinal Plant Researcher, Dies at 81

The FairWild Foundation notes the passing of renowned pharmacognosist and internationally-respected medicinal plant research expert, Norman R. Farnsworth, PhD, who died on September 10 at a Chicago hospital. 

Professor Farnsworth was an internationally-recognized scholar and initiator or co-initiator of many significant projects in the fields of pharmacognosy and medicinal plant research. Among other accomplishments, he was a founding member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) in 1959 and a founding member of the Society for Economic Botany (1959).

For further information, see the press release issued by the American Botanical Council.