Burkhard Reber (1848-1926)


Date 1893
Metal silver
Shape round
Weight 25 g
Dimensions 37 mm
Medallist H. Bovy
Rarity Rare

Obverse : 25ème anniversaire de l’entrée en pharmacie de Burkh. Reber / né le 11 dec. 1848 à Benzenschwyl (Argovie) / 1 mai 1868 à Weinfelden / 1 mai 1893 à Genève

Medal struck to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the entry of Burkhard Reber at the School of Pharmacy.

Burkhard Reber became pharmacist in 1877. He was appointed pharmacist-in-chief of the Geneva hospital in 1879. He is well-known for his collection of pharmaceutical antiques which can now be seen in Nyon. He was also a strong support of cremation and promoted this technique by creating the Geneva Society for Cremation in 1888-1889.

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