William H. Welch Medal

National Library of Medicine

William H. Welch

The William H. Welch Medal is awarded to one or more authors of a book (excluding edited volumes) of outstanding scholarly merit in the field of medical history published during the five calendar years preceding the award. Hence, books published during 2013–2017 inclusively will be eligible for the Medal to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, in Columbus, OH, April 25-28, 2019. No author who has previously won the Welch Medal is eligible for the award. A complete list of previous winners is available here.

The award is named in honor of a major American figure in the history of medicine and public health, who was also one of the first faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Medal was first presented in 1950 to Henry Sigerist.   The chair of the 2018-2019 Welch Medal Committee Joseph Gabriel welcomes suggestions of books to consider for the award. Publishers nominating a book must send a copy to each member of the committee.

To nominate a book and to obtain mailing addresses of all committee members, contact:

Joseph Gabriel
College of Medicine
Florida State University
1115 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
(805) 645-1542

Deadline for nominations: October 31, 2018

Previously nominated eligible books must be re-nominated; they will not be considered automatically.

Welch Medal Committee 2018-2019

Joseph Gabriel, Chair
Jim Downs
Jessica Martucci
Samuel Roberts
Thomas Schlich

Past Welch Medal Winners