The Priestley Medal
is the highest honor conferred
by the American Chemical
(ACS) and is awarded for distinguished service in the
field of chemistry
. Established in 1922,
the award is named after Joseph
Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen who
emigrated to the United States of America in 1794.
The medal was originally awarded once every three years. However,
since 1944 it has been awarded yearly.
- The Priestley Medalists, 1923-2008 –
American Chemical Society