Prizes: MLA Meyerhoff Prize

The Erich Meyerhoff (formerly Murray Gottlieb) Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences.  The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500, funded by the History of the Health Sciences Section, after the meeting.

This prize was established in 1956 by Ralph and Jo Grimes of the Old Hickory Bookshop, Brinklow, MD, in memory of Murray Gottlieb, a New York antiquarian book dealer.  Since 2010, this award has been sponsored by the MLA History of the Health Sciences Section.  In 2016 it was renamed to honor longtime MLA member Erich Meyerhoff, AHIP, FMLA.  Meyerhoff was a legendary figure in medical librarianship with a great devotion to the history of the health sciences.

Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018 and at least one author must be a member of the Medical Library Association. Please visit https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=248 for submission details. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Greenberg, Jury Chair.

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