The William H. Welch Award 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 2007-2011 inclusively will be eligible for the Medal to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, in Atlanta, GA, 13-16 May 2013.
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 medical school. The Medal was first presented in 1950 to Henry Sigerist. A list of subsequently awarded authors and their scholarship can be found at: http://histmed.org/welch_past.htm
The chair of the 2012-2013 Welch Medal Committee, Barron Lerner 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:
Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
550 First Avenue
Old Bellevue, 6th Floor, Room CD652
New York, NY 10016 Barron.email@example.com
Deadline for nominations: 15 October 2012.
Previously nominated eligible books must be re-nominated; they will not be considered automatically.