Congratulations to AAHM Award Winners

The American Association for the History of Medicine honored the following individuals at its award ceremony on May 5, 2017 on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN as part of the 90th annual meeting:

Osler Medal: Christopher Sterwald, Duke University Medical School, for “Frosted Intellectuals: How Leo Kanner Constructed the Autistic Family”; First honorable mention:  Sarah Tapp, Emory University School of Medicine, for “’Mothers, Mongols, and Mores’: Physician Advice to Parents of Newborns with Down Syndrome in the Mid 20th Century; and Second honorable mention:  Matthew Edwards, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, for “Freedom House Ambulance Service: Race and the Rise of Emergency Medical Services, 1967-1975”

Shryock Medal: Wangui Muigai  ‘All My Babies: Black Midwifery and Health Training Films in the 1950s’, Princeton University, Program in History of Science; First honorable mention: Vicki (Fama) Daniel ‘Medical Identification and the Emergence of a Forensic Paradigm at the 1949 Noronic Disaster’, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology; and Second honorable mention: Elaine La Fay “‘The slandered torrid zone”: Medicine, Botany, and Imperial Visions of the American Tropics along the US Gulf Coast, 1820-1840’, University of Pennsylvania, History and Sociology of Science Department

J. Worth Estes Prize: Anna E. Winterbottom, “Of the China Root: A Case Study of the Early Modern Circulation of Materia Medica.” Social History of Medicine 28 (2015): 22-44

Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome: Rachel Elder, University of Pennsylvania

George Rosen Prize: Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer, Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Welch Medal: Johanna Schoen for her book, Abortion After Roe:  Abortion After Legalization (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award: Daniel Fox

The Garrison Lecturer for 2018: Julie Fairman, Professor of Nursing, Professor, Department of History and Sociology of Science, Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Endowed Chair, Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans, Co-Director, RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania

AAHM News: Writing and Publishing Workshop

Writing and Publishing Workshop for Graduate Students and Early Career Scholars

Attending #AAHM17? Sign up for our writing workshop for early career scholars on Thurs May 4, from 3 – 5pm. Nursing Clio’s Jacki Antonovich, University of Chicago Press editor Karen Darling, and Social History of Medicine editor Graham Mooney will cover how to write a book proposal, how to get your first article published, and how to reach a broad audience. The workshop is free, but conference registration is required. Please R.S.V.P. to Jacob Steere-Williams: steerewilliamsj@cofc.edu as space is limited. Sponsored by the AAHM Education and Outreach Committee.

AAHM Speakers’ Bureau

Do you like to talk to the media about the history of medicine?

Do you like to help independent investigators discover research materials related to our discipline?

Do you like speaking to the general public about our specialized field of history?

If so, AAHM wants you! AAHM has established a speakers’ bureau to connect our members with those interested in our special expertise in the history of medicine. Please consider signing up today and sharing your expertise with us.  Sign up by completing this form. Only names, contact information, and publication lists will be shared with those asking for a history of medicine specialist. The AAHM speakers’ bureau list will not be posted online, distributed in blast emails, or circulated on listservs.

AAHM News: New Pedagogy Section in the Bulletin

New Pedagogy Section in the Bulletin/Call for Syllabi

The Bulletin of the History of Medicine will be adding a three-part focus on pedagogy beginning with its 2016 volume. The spring issue will introduce a new journal section covering topics related to teaching in the history of medicine today. Along with the print section, the journal will debut a pedagogy blog, a more immediate and informal place for the history of medicine teaching community to share what has worked in their diverse classrooms. In addition, the Bulletin will be maintaining a syllabus archive, similar to the one previously hosted by the NLM. Interested contributors to the pedagogy section, blog, or syllabus archive should contact the Bulletin’s editors at bhm@jhmi.edu. Please send all syllabi as PDF files.

2016 William H. Welch Medal

The chair of the 2015-2016 Welch Medal Committee Mariola Espinosa welcomes suggestions of books to consider for the 2016 William H. Welch Medal. Considering nominating a book.  Publishers nominating a book must send a copy to each member of the committee. For additional information see the William H. Welch Medal Award

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

Mariola Espinosa
History Department
University of Iowa
280 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1409
mariola-espinosa@uiowa.edu

Deadline for nominations: 19 October 2015. 

Congratulations to AAHM Award Winners!

The American Association for the History of Medicine honored the following individuals at its award ceremony and 90th anniversary celebration on May 2, 2015 at the Commons on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT:

Osler Medal: Julia Cockey Cromwell, (Johns Hopkins University),“Viral Knowledge: Autopsy and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic”
Honorable Mention: John Thomas Stroh, (University of Kansas School of Medicine, Class of 2014 and resident at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC) “The English Reformation and the Birth of London’s Royal Hospitals”

Shryock Medal: Marissa Mika, (University of Pennsylvania),“Surviving Experiments: Burkitt’s Lymphoma Research in Idi Amin’s Uganda”
Honorable Mention:Cara Kiernan Fallon, (Harvard University),“Husbands’ Hearts and Women’s Health: Gender and Heart Disease in Twentieth-Century America”

J. Worth Estes Prize: Hoi-eun Kim, “Cure for Empire: The ‘Conuer-Russia-Pill,’ Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and the Making of Patriotic Japanese, 1904-45,” Medical History 57 (2013): 249-68

Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome: Deborah Blythe Doroshow, Yale University, for her project, “Emotionally Disturbed: The Care and Abandonment of America’s Troubled Children”

George Rosen Prize: Margaret Humphreys for her book, Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)

Welch Medal: Leslie J. Reagan for her book Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America (University of California Press, 2010)

Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award: Caroline Hannaway

The Garrison Lecturer for 2016: Susan E. Lederer, Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics and Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin

Congratulations to ACLS Fellowship Recipients

Please congratulate the following AAHM members on being named American Council of Learned Societies fellows in 2014:

Adria L. Imada / Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship
Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of

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Alicia Puglionesi / Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Doctoral Candidate, History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
The Astonishment of Experience: Americans and Psychical Research, 1885-1935

William H. Welch Medal 2015

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 2009–2013 inclusively will be eligible for the Medal to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, in New Haven, CT, 30 April-3 May, 2015.

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. A list of subsequently awarded authors and their scholarship can be found at: http://www.histmed.org/about/awards/welch-medal/welch-medal-winners. The chair of the 2013-2014 Welch Medal Committee, Susan Lederer 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 via phone or e-mail:

Susan E. Lederer, Ph.D.
Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics
Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
1300 University Ave. MSC 1420
Madison, WI 53706
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selederer@wisc.edu

Deadline for nominations: 29 October 2014

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