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Robert Matthew Bell

Robert Matthew Bell, Zimbabwean, American pharmaceutical company consultant. Diplomate American Board Family Practice. Grantee Malvern Trust, Rhodesia, 1963; named Metrolina Volunteer of Year, American Lung Association, North Carolina, 1985.


  • Bell, Robert Matthew was born on December 3, 1932 in London. Came to the United States, 1972. Son of George Frederick and Patricia Bell.

  • Education

    • Pharmaceutical diploma, Portsmouth College, England, 1954. Bachelor of Medicine,ChB, Birmingham University, England, 1968.


    • Relief manager Boots Chemists, England, 1955-1957. Owner Bell's Pharmacy, Rhodesia, 1958-1961. Joint owner Strachan's Pharmacy, Rhodesia, 1962-1969.

      Assistant lecturer Godfrey Huggins School Medicine, Rhodesia, 1970-1972. Clinical project director Sterling Winthrop Research Institute, Renesselaer, 1973-1975. Chief clinical pharmacology ICI Americas, Wilmington, Delaware, 1975-1978.

      President, owner RAMA Medical Clinic, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1980-1986. From associate director to senior director healthcare information services Searle, Inc., Skokie, Illinois, 1986-1996. Principal Bell and Associates, Sedona, Arizona, from 1996.

      Member drug review committee Drugs Control Council of Rhodesia, Salisbury, 1971—1972. Member advisory board Upjohn Healthcare Services, Charlotte, North Carolina. Chairman advisory board medical office assistant program Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina.

      Chief department family practice Charlotte Memorial Hospital, 1983—1984. Trustee American Acd. Pharmaceutical Physicians, Apex, North Carolina, 1995—1996.

      Member Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britian, 1955—1972.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Family Practice.


    • Co-author: (book) The Practical Management of Renal Failure, 1969. Co-editor: (book) The Endorphins, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1982.


    Member American Medical Association, Drug Information Association(Outstanding Service award 1997), American Academy Pharmaceutical Physicians (Life Honorary Membership award 2002, Certs. of Appreciation 1999, 2000), American-Zimbabwe Medical Association (chairman 1996-1998).



    Postal history, reading, exercising, writing.


    • Married Jeanette Edna Head, September 17, 1955. Children: Adrian R., Colette M.
    • father: George Frederick
    • mother: Patricia Bell
    • spouse: Jeanette Edna Head
    • children: Adrian R. Bell
    • Colette M. Bell
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    Born December 3, 1932
    Died October 15, 2005
    (aged 72)
    • 1954
      Portsmouth College
    • 1968
      Birmingham University
    • 1955 - 1957
      Relief manager, Boots Chemists
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1958 - 1961
      owner Bell's Pharmacy
    • 1962 - 1969
      joint owner Strachan's Pharmacy
    • 1970 - 1972
      assistant, lecturer Godfrey Huggins School Medicine
    • 1973 - 1975
      clinical project director, Sterling Winthrop Research Institute
    • 1975 - 1978
      chief clinical pharmacology ICI Americas
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1980 - 1986
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1986 - 1996
      from associate, director to senior director healthcare information services Searle
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
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