The award and stipend of $1,000 is given yearly for outstanding work in twentieth-century history of medicine or medical science, as demonstrated by the completion of the Ph.D. and a proposal to turn the dissertation into a publishable monograph.
The Ph.D. must have been completed and the degree granted within the last five years (i.e., 2005–2009). The application must include a curriculum vitae, the dissertation abstract, a one-page summary of the proposed book; a description (not exceeding two pages) of the work to be undertaken for publication; and two letters of support from faculty members knowledgeable about the applicant’s dissertation.
This award honors Jack D. Pressman, Ph.D., a distinguished historian of medicine and Associate Professor of the History of the Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco at the time of his early and unexpected death in June 1997.
The Award will be presented at the 2010 meeting of the Association, to be held Thursday, April 29 - Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Rochester, Minnesota.
Conevery Bolton Valencius
Dept of the History of Science
mailing address for submissions:
218 Harvard Street
Quincy, MA 02170-2523
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