The late A..E.
Wilder-Smith studied natural sciences at Oxford, England. He received
his first doctorate in Physical Organic Chemistry at Reading
University, England, 1941. Subsequently, Dr. Wilder-Smith was
appointed Director of Research for a Swiss pharmaceutical company.
Later he was elected to teach Chemotherapy and Pharmacology at the
Medical School of the University of Geneva for which position he
received his "habitation" (the senior examination required for
professorial appointments to European continental universities). At
Geneva, he earned his second doctorate, followed by a third doctorate
from the ETH (a senior university in Switzerland) in Zurich.
In 1957-1958 Wilder-Smith was Visiting Assistant Professor at the
Medical Centre of the University of Illinois, 1959-1961 Visting Full
Professor of Pharmacology of the University of Bergen Medical School
in Norway. After a further two years at the University of Geneva, he
was appointed Full Professor of Pharmacology at the University of
Illinois Medical Centre. Here he received in three succeeding years -
three ``Golden Apple Awards" for the best course of lectures, together
with four senior lecturer awards for the best series of year lectures.
Dr. Wilder-Smith's last Golden Apple award was inscribed, ``He made us
not only better scientists, but also better men."