As scientist, Dr. Salcedo contributed immensely to the areas of biochemistry, nutrition, physiology. As science administrator to science policy development, science promotion and scientific manpower development, he has published 265 works and researches in Philippine and foreign science journals.
Dr. Salcedo is recipient of many awards including the Ramon Magsaysay award for outstanding public health nutritionist in 1957; Republic Cultural Heritage award in science, 1966; and the Presidential Pro Patria award, 1969.
During the time of Pres. Quirino, Dr. Salcedo served as Secretary of Health. He was also chairman of the National Science Development Board (NSDB) (1963-1970) and chairman of the National Research Council of the Philippines (1961-1976).
Birthdate:29 September 1904
Died: 20 October 1988
- M.D. University of the Philippines, 1929
- MS (Biochemistry), Columbia University, 1943