Woodward Receives 1958 Richards Medal

Robert B. Woodward, Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry, has been named 1958 winner of the Theodore William Richards Medal "for conspicuous achievement in chemistry."

Woodward, who received this national award from the Northeast Section of the American Chemical Society at presentation ceremonies Thursday, has most recently synthesized the tranquilizer "reserpine" and determined the structure of lysergic acid which is thought to be an agent in producing hallucinations.