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Science  16 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5853, pp. 1071-1073
DOI: 10.1126/science.1147950

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Burroughs Wellcome & Co.. Knowledge, Trust, Profit and the Transformation of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, 1880-1940. By Roy Church and E. M. Tansey. Crucible Books, Lancaster, UK, 2007. 592 pp. Paper, $39.99, £19.99. ISBN 9781905472079.

The authors describe the history of the British pharmaceutical firm from its 1880 origin through the establishment of the Wellcome Trust.