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Polish Chemical Society

Bronze bust of Marie Curie, on green marble stand. Presented by the Polish Chemical Society to the Royal Institute of Chemistry on the latter's centenary in 1977. Now in the Royal Society of Chemistry's HQ at Burlington House, London. Gold lettering on the stand reads "Maria Skłodowska Curie 1867-1934".

The Polish Chemical Society (Polish: Polskie Towarzystwo Chemiczne) was founded of 118 Charter Members on 29 June 1919.[1] The statute states that one of the goals of the society is ‘‘the encouragement of progress of chemical science and propagation thereof among the public, as well as representation of the professional interests of chemists, both researchers and those industrially employed’’.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lichocka, Halina (2008). Creating Networks in Chemistry: The Founding and Early History of Chemical Societites in Europe. RSC Publishing. ISBN 978-0-85404-279-1.