Borrowman, Agnes (1881–1955)

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Borrowman, Agnes (1881–1955)

Scottish-born pharmaceutical chemist. Name variations: Agnes Thompson or Thomson Borrowman. Born 1881 near Melrose, Scotland; died Aug 20, 1955.

Served as researcher at Pharmaceutical Society School of Pharmacy in London (beginning 1909); took over pharmacy in Clapham, London, with 3 other women, including Margaret Buchanan, where women pharmaceutical students could further skills; became sole proprietor of business after WWI; was the 1st woman appointed to Pharmaceutical Society's board of examiners (1924); served as president of South-West London Chemists' Association (1929–31) and helped establish National Association of Women Pharmacists. Assisted with compiling Pharmocopedia and provided work for 2 editions of British Pharmaceutical Codex (1911 and 1923).