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Robert Philipp Fischelis, American pharmacist, administrator. Awarded Remington Medal by American Pharm; Award, American College Apothecaries, 1952.


Fischelis, Robert Philipp was born on August 16, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Philipp and Ernestine (Kempt) Fischelis.


Graduate in Pharmacy, Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, 1911, Ph.C., 1912, Doctor of Pharmacy, 1913. Bachelor of Science in chemistry, Temple University, 1913. Master of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1918.

Special courses University of Pennsylvania, 1916-1918. Honorary Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy, 1934. Honorary Doctor of Science, Rutgers University, 1942.

Philadelphia College Pharmacy and Science, 1945.


Instructor in pharmacy and organic chemistry, Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia, 1912-1914. Chemist H. K. Mulford Company, 1916-1919. Special lecturer Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1917-1945.

Consultant pharmacist and chemist since 1919. Consultant, advisory, or member control bds. or commissions various governmental agencies, state and federal. Commissioned senior pharmacist United States.P.H.S. Reserve, 1945, pharmacist director (colonel), 1950.

Cooperating state official Food and Drug Administration, Federal Security Agency 1926-1944. Member research staff Committee on Costs of Medical Care, 1929-1933. Founder Pennsylvania Pharmacist, editor, 1916-1919.

Founder New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy, editor, 1927-1930 and 1935-1946.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author books

    • editor various publications. Contributor to various pharmaceutical and science journals. Editorial director Journal American Pharmaceutical Association Awarded Remington Medal by American Pharmaceutical Association, 1943.

      Lascoff Award, American College Apothecaries, 1952.


Served as sergeant 1st class in Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, 1918. Adviser American delegation International Health Conference, 1946. Member Executive Committee National Health Assembly, 1948-1949.

Member New Jersey State Board of Health, 1939-1947. Member revision committee United States Pharmacopoeia 1940-1950. Member American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Member commission on drugs and medical supplies, division medical sciences, National Research Council. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Social Hygiene Association (secretary 1945-1949).

American Pharmaceutical Association, American Chemical Society, American Medical Association, National Association Bds. of Pharmacy, and several other professional and science societies, also American Legion. Club: Chemists (New York City). Collaborator (with 38 others) Remington’s Practice of Pharmacy, 7th edition, 1926.


Married Juanita Celestine Deer, February 24, 1919.

Philipp Fischelis

Ernestine (Kempt) Fischelis

Juanita Celestine Deer