The Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Science invites
applications for the Henry-E.-Sigerist-Prize for the promotion of young scholars in the
history of medicine and science.

Deadline for application: May 15, 2009

The prize was founded in 1967 by Mr. and Mss. Guggenheim-Schnurr from
Basel in order to award outstanding young scholars in the field of
history of medicine and science.
Applicants should submit studies completed within the last two years, i.e.

– articles published in journals
– dissertations
– printed books
– works of another kind which have been selected by the jury or proposed
to it.

The texts have to be written in German, French, Italian or English and
to be related to Switzerland by content, authorship or institution. Work
which has previously been awarded a prize is not eligible. Authors
should not be older than 36. Dissertations and books have to be
accompanied by a summary of no more than five pages. The detailed
regulations can be found at

The prize amounts to CHF 2000.- (approx. EUR 1300)

Applications (in electronic form or in two paper copies, including a
short CV) and enquiries should be sent to the president of the jury:

Hubert Steinke MD, PhD
Institut für Medizingeschichte
Buehlstrasse 26
CH – 3012 Bern
Tel. 0041 (0)31 631 84 29
Fax 0041 (0)31 631 84 91
[email protected]