The American Association for the History of Medicine invites submissions in any area of medical history for its 78th annual meeting, to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, 7 April – 10 April 2005. The Association welcomes papers on topics related to the history of health and healing; of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and of illness, disease, and public health, from all eras and regions of the world. In addition to single-paper proposals, the program committee welcomes proposals for sessions and luncheon workshops; individual papers for those sessions will be judged on their own merits.

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes. Individuals wishing to present a paper must attend the meeting. All papers must represent original work not already published or in press. Because the Bulletin of the History of Medicine is the official journal of the AAHM, the Association encourages speakers to make their manuscripts available for consideration by the Bulletin.

This year the AAHM is using an online abstract submission system. We warmly encourage all applicants to use this system. It is easy to use. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Walt Schalick by e-mail or at the address below.

If you are unable to submit online, you may submit an abstract by sending eight copies of a one-page abstract (350 words, maximum) to the Program Committee Chair: Walton O Schalick, III, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University, Department of History, One Brookings Drive, Box 8116, St. Louis, MO 63130.

Abstracts should clearly state findings and conclusions as well as research questions. They should also provide the following information on the same sheet: name, preferred mailing address, work and home telephone numbers, e-mail address, present institutional affiliation, and academic degrees. Abstracts must be received by 15 September 2004. E-mail or faxed proposals will not be accepted.

Small travel grants are available for independent scholars, graduate students, and people traveling from abroad. Walton O. Schalick, III, MD, PhD Department of History Washington University in St. Louis One Brookings Drive, Box 1062 St. Louis, MO 63130 Phone: (314) 935-5340 Fax: (314) 454-4633 Email: [email protected] Visit the website at