PARIS (Nov. 15)
The highest French award for scientific research has been awarded this year to Prof. Bernard Halpern, director general of the laboratory for immunology of the Hospital Broussais. Dr. Halpern is the inventor of “phenergan” and of an anti-lymphocitary often used in heart transplant operations. A member of the Friends of the Hebrew University in France and of the France-Israel Friendship Association, he was awarded the Golden Medal of the French National Center for Scientific Research. Prof. Halpern was born in Russia in 1904 and came to France in 1922. He has published more than 400 medical and scientific papers.