American Association for the History of Medicine

Founded in 1925, the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) is a professional association of historians, physicians, nurses, archivists, curators, librarians, and others. The AAHM promotes and encourages research, study, writing, and interest in the history of medicine and allied fields.

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Congratulations to the 2020 AAHM Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2020 AAHM award winners announced at the Associations’ virtual business meeting on May 9, 2020. William Osler Medal: Daniel Huang of Queens University  School of Medicine for his paper, “Cyber Solace: Historicizing an Online Forum for Depression 1990-1999.” Richard H. Shryock Medal Honorable Mention: Brad Bolman of Harvard University for his essay, […]

Fellowships: Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for research fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. These fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their academic career, and will support research travel to Consortium member institutions when research activities can resume. Scholars residing in Brazil, […]

Calls for Papers: Essays on the Media History of Nurses and Nursing

The intersection between nurses and popular media is longstanding. Florence Nightingale died in 1910 and British Pathe’s coverage of her funeral is a very early instance of nurses appearing on film. Nightingale was the subject of a silent film biography by 1915 and thereafter film, television, theatre and live performance and other media have showcased […]

Prizes: Waring Historical Library Essay Contests

The W. Curtis Worthington Research Paper Competition is named for Dr. W. Curtis Worthington Jr., former director of the Waring Historical Library. The Award was established to encourage students to contribute to the scholarship about the history of health sciences and to reward those whose work is truly exemplary. Winners receive a financial award and […]

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