- News and Events
National and International News
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The recipients of the 1997 ACOG-Ortho Fellowships in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology are: Leo J. Dunn, whose research project is entitled “Prevention of Rh Isoimmunization in Pregnancy: The Story of Doctors Freda and Gorman”; and Alison L. Hepler, who will be researching the topic “Occupational and Reproductive Health in the Twentieth Century.”
These awards carry stipends of $5,000 each, to be used to defray expenses while recipients spend a month in the ACOG historical collection (and other medical/historical collections in the Washington, D.C. area) continuing their research into aspects of American obstetric-gynecologic history. Deadline for applications for the 1998 award: 1 September 1997. For further information, contact: Susan Rishworth, History Librarian/Archivist, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 Twelfth Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20024 (tel.: 202-863-2578; fax: 202-484-1595; e-mail: email@example.com).
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Awards. The Fund has awarded nearly $1.3 million to support twenty-five scholars studying the history of contemporary medicine. The one-time awards were made to help commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Fund as a philanthropic supporter of the biomedical sciences. Recipients of the awards and their projects are: Jeffrey P. Baker, “History of childhood immunizations in the United States”; Allan M. Brandt, “The art and science of medicine: essays in the history of the doctor-patient relationship”; Joel Braslow, “A history of antipsychotic drug use in clinical practice”; Alberto Cambrosio, “New biomedical technologies and the transformation of hematology and clinical immunology”; Ann G. Carmichael, “The power of past plagues”; Peter C. English, “History of rheumatic fever”; John M. Eyler, “After the magic bullet: infectious disease epidemiology in America since penicillin”; Vanessa Northington Gamble, “Black women physicians in the twentieth century”; Joel D. Howell, “Making modern medicine: technology and U.S. health care, 1925–55”; Margaret Humphreys, “The pestilence that stalks in darkness: a history of malaria in the United States”; Judith Walzer Leavitt, “Health care at home during the antibiotic transition: mothers, physicians, and children, 1930–55”; Barron H. Lerner, “Inventing a preventable disease: a social history of prostate cancer in the twentieth century”; M. Susan Lindee, “The rise of genetic disease: medical and institutional interpretations of heredity in post-war America”; Howard Markel, “American health-care providers and foreign-born patients: a historical study of health-care policies and delivery for Russian-Jewish, Mexican, and Chinese immigrants, 1965-present”; Harry M. Marks, “Medical progress in the twentieth century: a historical and [End Page 120] quantitative inquiry”; Martin S. Pernick, “Changing meanings of death in twentieth-century America: from the fear of premature burial to the construction of brain death”; Jack D. Pressman, “The evolution of biomedical science, 1930–60”; Maria Trumpler, “Presentations of the sodium channel molecule”; Keith Wailoo, “Science, politics, and child health in America: cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia in historical perspective”; John Harley Warner, “The transformation of the hospital patient record in the United States”; George Weisz, “Medical specialization in comparative perspective”; and Georgina Feldberg, Molly Ladd Taylor, Alison Li, and Kathryn McPherson, “Women, science and medicine in post-war North America: comparative Canadian-American perspectives, 1940–80.”
James Gordon Burrow. The Bulletin notes with regret the death of James Gordon Burrow, on 9 August 1996, in Abilene, Texas, at the age of 74. He was the author of several important contributions to the history of medicine, including AMA: Voice of American Medicine (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1963).
Canadian Museum of Health and Medicine at the Toronto Hospital. An exhibit commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the discovery of insulin was open to the public from 7 October through 31 December 1996. “Insulin: Living with the Legacy” explored the story of the discovery and the role of Toronto General Hospital, through artifacts, archival material, interactive videos, and an audio component.
Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. The Lillian Sholtis Brunner Summer Fellowship for Historical Research in Nursing will again be offered in 1998 by the Center. The $2,500 award supports six to eight weeks of residential study and use of the Center’s...