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. Authors should not be older than 36. Work which has previously been awarded a prize is not eligible. 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. 2000 $)

Applications and enquiries should be sent to the president of the jury:

Dr. Dr. Hubert Steinke Institut für Medizingeschichte Bühlstrasse 26 3009 Bern 031 631 84 29 [email protected]