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Jackson Prize

2015 Jackson Prize Winner

The editor of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences is pleased to announce the winner of the twelfth annual Stanley Jackson award for the best paper in the journal appearing in the preceding four years. The prize committee chose: Heather Wolffram, "'An Object of Vulgar Curiosity': Legitimizing Medical Hypnosis in Imperial Germany” (67:1, January 2012).

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About the Jackson Prize

The Jackson Prize was created in the honor of Dr. Stanley W. Jackson (1920-2000). Dr. Jackson was a former editor of the journal, president of the American Association for the History of Medicine, and a distinguished professor of psychiatry and medical history at Yale Medical School. He was the author of numerous works in the history of medicine, including Care of the Psyche: A History of Psychological Healing (1999).

The Jackson Prize is given for a paper published in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. The prize of $200 in books from the Oxford University Press catalog is awarded yearly by a committee chaired by the editor. The prize will go to the best paper that appeared in the journal in the previous 3 years, favoring the work of an early-career author.

Previous Winners

2014: Matthew Lavine, “The Early Clinical X-Ray in the United States: Patient Experiences and Public Perceptions" (67:4, October 2012)

2013: Noémi Tousignant, “The Rise and Fall of the Dolorimeter: Pain, Analgesics, and the Management of Subjectivity in Mid-Twentieth-Century United States" (66:2, April 2011)

2012: Stephen C. Kenny, “A Dictate of Both Interest and Mercy”? Slave Hospitals in the Antebellum South (65:1, January 2010)

2011: Dominique A. Tobbell, “Who's Winning the Human Race?” Cold War as Pharmaceutical Political Strategy (64:4, October 2009)

2010: Eric D. Carter, "“God Bless General Perón”: DDT and the Endgame of Malaria Eradication in Argentina in the 1940s" (61:3, July 2006)

2009: Ann F. La Berge, "How the Ideology of Low Fat Conquered America" (63:2, April 2008).

2008: Phillip M. Teigen, "Legislating Fear and the Public Health in Gilded Age Massachusetts" (62:2, April 2007)

2007: Nicolas Rasmussen, "Making the First Anti-Depressant: Amphetamine in American Medicine, 1929–1950" (61:3, July 2006)