The Erich Meyerhoff Prize
This prize was established in 1956 by Ralph and Jo Grimes of the Old Hickory Bookshop, Brinklow, MD, in memory of Murray Gottlieb, a New York antiquarian book dealer. Since 2010, this award has been sponsored by the MLA History of the Health Sciences Section. In 2016 it was renamed to honor longtime MLA member Erich Meyerhoff, AHIP, FMLA. Meyerhoff was a legendary figure in medical librarianship with a great devotion to the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the Meyerhoff Prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences. The prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting.
- The author of a paper submitted for the Erich Meyerhoff Prize must be a member of the Medical Library Association.
- The submitted paper must treat some aspect of the history of the health sciences.
- The submitted paper may be under consideration for publication at the time of submission, but cannot have been published.
- The submitted paper must meet the requirements for submission to the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
The deadline for submission is November 1, 2020. Click here more information and submission form.