Philp, Richard B(lain) 1934-
PHILP, Richard B(lain) 1934-
PERSONAL: Born January 19, 1934, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada; son of Norman Lewis (a musician) and Minnie (maiden name, Humphries; later surname, Carter) Philp; married, wife's name Moira Shirley, November, 1955 (marriage ended, May, 1987); married Joan Taylor Whiteford, November 14, 1987; children: Robert Bruce, Erica Margaret Philp Gatten, Michael John, Anne Louise. Ethnicity: "British." Education: Earned D.V.M. and Ph.D. Hobbies and other interests: Painting, music, boating, cycling.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Lewis Publishers, 2000 Corporate Blvd. NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Practiced veterinary medicine, 1957-63; University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, 1965—. Consultant to the pharmaceutical industry.
MEMBER: International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, Pharmacological Society of Canada, Canadian Toxicological Society.
Methods of Testing Proposed Antithrombotic Drugs, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1981.
Environmental Hazards and Human Health, Lewis Publishers (Boca Raton, FL), 1995.
Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, 2nd edition, Lewis Publishers (Boca Raton, FL), 2001.
Contributor to books, including Integrated Medicine, Van Nostrand (New York, NY), 1981; Atheroembolism, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1986; and Basic and Applied High Pressure Biology, University of Rochester Press (Rochester, NY), 1994. Contributor of more than ninety articles to scientific journals.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Several scientific manuscripts.
SIDELIGHTS: Richard B. Philp once told CA: "Writing is an intrinsic part of the scientific process. The effective communication of research data and conclusions legitimizes the research and contributes to the ongoing process of each scientist building on the work of others. After a few years in veterinary practice, I decided to further my education and opted for a research career. I enjoy writing, and my recent teaching text on toxicology allowed me greater latitude in writing style and an opportunity to address some social aspects that are not usually available in conventional scientific writing."
Recently Philp added: "Now in semiretirement, I am especially enjoying pursuing one of my hobbies as a jazz drummer and playing with some very good musicians. I have also returned to riding a motorcycle and enjoy country rambles on less traveled roads. I am also reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by R. M. Pirsig, something I've been meaning to do for years!"