The Roy Porter Prize Articles

All articles are available to read for free at the Oxford Journals website. Click HERE for access.

2012 Caitlin Mahar (PhD Candidate, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne). Easing the Passing: R v Adams and Terminal Care in Postwar Britain. Roy Porter Student Essay Prize. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2015, pp. 155-171.

2011 Bradley Matthys Moore (PhD Candidate, Department of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, University of Wisconsin). For the People’s Health: Ideology, Medical Authority, and Hygienic Science in Communist Czechoslovakia, 1952-62 . Roy Porter Student Essay Prize. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 1, February 2014, pp. 122-143.

2010 Seth LeJacq (PhD Candidate, Institute for the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University). “Was to be Cut”: Resistance to Surgery in Early Modern British Domestic Healing. Roy Porter Memorial Essay Prize. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 3, August 2013, pp. 451-468.

2008 Mark Honigsbaum (PhD Candidate, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London). The Great Dread: Cultural and Psychological Impacts and Reponses to the ‘Russian’ Influenza in the United Kingdom, 1889-1893. Roy Porter Memorial Essay Prize. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 2, August 2010, pp. 299-319.

2007 Olivia Weisser (PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University). Boils, Pushes, and Wheals: Reading Bumps on the Body in Early Modern England. Roy Porter Memorial Essay Prize. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 2, August 2009, pp. 321 – 339.

2006 Matthew Smith (PhD Candidate, University of Exeter). Psychiatry Limited: Hyperactivity and the Evolution of American Psychiatry, 1957-80. Roy Porter Memorial Prize Essay. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 3, December 2008, pp. 541-559.

2005 Beth Linker (PhD Candidate, Yale University). Feet for Fighting: Locating Disability and Social Medicine in First World War America. Roy Porter Memorial Prize Essay. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 1, April 2007, pp. 91-109.

2004 Matthew Warner Osborn (PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis). Diseased Imaginations: Constructing Delirium Tremens in Philadelphia, 1813-1832. Roy Porter Memorial Prize Essay. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 2, August 2006, pp. 191-208.

2003 Marianne Samayoa (MA candidate, University of Missouri-St. Louis). More Than Quacks: Seeking Medical Care in Late Colonial Latin America. Roy Porter Memorial Prize Essay. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 1, April 2006, pp. 1-18.

Previous Prize Competitions

2002 Jeremy Greene (doctoral candidate MD/PhD Program, History of Science Dep., Harvard University). Therapeutic Infidelities: Noncompliance Enters the Medical Literature, 1955-1975. Student Essay CompetitionPublished in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 3, December 2004, pp. 327-43

2001 Angela Montford (postgraduate research student, Dep. of Medieval History, University of St Andrews). Dangers and Disorders: The Decline of the Dominican Frater Medicus. Student Essay CompetitionPublished in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 2, August 2003, pp. 169-91.

2000 Christian Bonah. ‘Experimental Rage’, the Development of Medical Ethics and the Genesis of Scientific Facts. Ludwig Fleck: An Answer to the Crisis of Modern Medicine in Interwar Germany? Millennium Essay CompetitionPublished in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 2, August 2002, pp. 187-207.

2000 Lisa W. Smith. Reassessing the role of the family: Women’s Medical Care in Eighteenth-century England. Student Millennium Essay CompetitionPublished in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 3, December 2003, pp. 327-42

1999 Susan Broomhall. ‘Women’s Little Secrets’: Defining the Boundaries of Reproductive Knowledge in the Sixteenth Century. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 1, April 2002, pp. 1-15.

1998 Patricia R. Stokes. Pathology, Danger, and Power: Women’s and Physicians’ Views of Pregnancy and Childbirth in Weimer Germany. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 13, No.3, December 2000, pp.358-80.

1997 Lauren Kassell. How to Read Simon Forman’s Casebooks: Medicine, Astrology, and Gender in Elizabethan London. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 12, No.1, April 1999, pp.3-18.

1996 Luke Davidson. ‘Identities Ascertained’: British Ophthalmology in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 3, December 1996, pp.313-33.

1993 Bernadine Courtwright Barr. Entertaining and Instructing the Public: Dr John Zahorsky’s 1904 Incubator Institute. Published in Social History of Medicine, Vol. 8, No.1, April 1995, pp.17-36.

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