Ernest Volwiler, chemist, died Chicago 3 October, aged 99. As chief chemist (1920-30) for Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago he helped develop the sleep-inducing drug Nembutal in 1930 and a 'truth serum'. President, 1950-58 and chairman, 1958-59.
Veronica 'Vee' Papworth, journalist and illustrator, died 21 September, aged 79. Joined the London Evening Star in 1946 as a fashion illustrator and writer. Moved to the women's pages of the Sunday Express in the 1950s where she stayed until the Seventies, both contributing a weekly column and illustrating her words.Reuse content