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American Association for the History of Nursing. The winner of the ninth Lavinia L. Dock Award for outstanding scholarship is Susan Smith, for her book Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women’s Health Activism in America 1890–1950 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995).

The 1998 Dock Awards committee encourages submission of original post-doctoral historical research related to the history of nursing. Manuscripts may be published or unpublished work completed within the past three years and written in English. Please forward three copies by 15 May 1998 to: Dr. B. Norman, Awards Committee, American Association for the History of Nursing, 8 South Brookwood Drive, Montclair, NJ 07042.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The recipients of the 1998 ACOG-Ortho Fellowships in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology are Linda V. Walsh, whose research project is entitled “On the Outside Looking In: Visualizing the Fetus, 1930–1980,” and Martha H. Verbrugge, who will research the topic “The Debate about Exercise and Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America.”

The awards, which sponsor continuing research into some area of American obstetric-gynecologic history, carry a stipend of $5,000 each to be used to defray expenses while the recipient spends a month in the ACOG historical collection (and other medical and historical collections in the environs of Washington, D.C.). Deadline for applications for the 1999 awards: 1 September 1998. For further information, contact: Susan Rishworth, History Librarian/Archivist, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 Twelfth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024 (tel.: 202-863-2578; fax: 202-484-1595; e-mail:

A New Journal. The Departamento de Historia de la Ciencia y Documentación, Universitat de València, announces the publication of a new journal: Nueva Revista de Historia de la Ciencia: Cuadernos Valencianos de Historia de la Medicine y de la Ciencia. The journal, founded by José María López Piñero, is expected to begin publication in 1998, under the editorship of Víctor Navarro Brotóns and José Luis Fresquet Febrer. For further information, contact: Depto. de Historia de la Ciencia y Documentación, Blasco Ibáñez, 17. 46010 Valencia, Spain (

Boston University. The Robert S. Cohen Forum, Contemporary Issues in Science Studies, which is part of the 1997–98 Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, includes the following speakers and topics: 5 February 1998, Alberto [End Page 75] Cambrosio, “On the Coexistence of Different Time Frames in Historical Accounts of Scientific Practices”; 10 February, Eileen Crist, “Method and Knowledge in Natural History”; 12 February, Allan Brandt, “Constructing Disease in the Historiography of Medicine”; 26 February, Lily Kay, “A Book of Life? How DNA Became a Language”; 5 March, Barbara Rosenkrantz, “Reconstituting Resistance: The Ecological View from Theobold Smith (1859–1934) to René Dubos (1901–1982)”; 24 March, Larry Holmes, “Tracking the Investigative Trail: Where It Can Lead”; 26 March, Peter Keating, “Consequences in Historical Epistemology for the History and Sociology of the Biomedical Sciences”; 9 April, Philip Pauly, “High Culture and Fish Culture: Thoughts on the Cultural Foundations of American Biology”; 16 April, Angela Creager, “Experimental Systems and Models in Twentieth-Century Biomedicine”; and 21 April, Alfred I. Tauber, “Historiography after Kuhn: From Metaphysical Musings to Laboratory Practices.”

Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The Society announces its annual meeting, to be held 18–21 June 1998, at the University of San Diego, in San Diego, California. For further information, contact: Leila Zenderland, Cheiron Program Chair, Department of American Studies, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868 (tel.: 714-278-3800; fax: 714-278-5820; e-mail:; Cheiron web site:

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The Fall 1997 History of Medicine Seminars of the Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine comprised: 30 October, “Resisting Rattlesnakes: S. Weir Mitchell’s Concept of Identity,” Laura Otis; 6 November, “Pestilence in Print: Sixteenth-Century German Plague Literature,” Neil McDowell; 13 November, “S. Elizabeth Winter, M.D. (1869–1938); Pioneer Psychiatric Entrepreneur,” Edward C...

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