J. Worth Estes Award, 2005. This award is made annually for the best published paper in the history of pharmacology during the previous two years (2003-2004), whether appearing in a journal or a book collection of papers. The history of pharmacology is defined broadly to include ancient and traditional materia medica, folk medicines, herbal medicines, the pharmaceuticals and medications of the modern era, pharmaceutics, and the like. It encompasses the discovery of medicaments, basic investigations about them, their characteristics and properties, their preparation, and their therapeutic applications.

The award was established in honor of J. Worth Estes in recognition of his many years of invaluable contributions to the American Association for the History of Medicine and to scholarship in the history of medicine. The choice of topic reflects Worth Estes’ long tenure as Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University and his own scholarship in the history of pharmacology.

The Award Committee welcomes nominations of papers that would be eligible for consideration. The nomination should consist of a letter citing the work along with a copy of the paper. For the current award, candidate papers will be those published in 2003 and 2004. Papers in languages other than English should be accompanied by a translation or detailed precis. Nominations should be directed to the Chair of the Committee, Marcia Meldrum, Ph.D., Department of History, UCLA, Bunche 6265, Box 951473, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1473 (e-mail: [email protected]). Nominations must be received by the Committee Chair by 14 January 2005.

The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the AAHM. As a result of a generous contribution in honor of Worth Estes from a member of the Association, the award will be accompanied by a $500 check.