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
Deadline for nominations: 29 October 2014
Previously nominated eligible books must be re-nominated; they will not be considered automatically.