ALHHS

 

Old News (12 November 2016)

  • The 2017 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2017). Complete the form online, then save it and send to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss as an email attachment or via snailmail. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer.

 

Old News (20 October 2016)

  • ALHHS has a new and improved Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/historyofhealthsciences/ [Right lick on the link and "Open in New Tab" or "Open in New Window"]! Feel free to check it out, like it, post to it, suggest a post to it, etc. Please send suggestions to Gabrielle Barr (gabbarr AT email.unc.edu).
  • The Fall 2016 issue of The Watermark is available online.

 

Old News (13 July 2016)

  • The Summer 2016 issue of The Watermark is available online. It includes reports and photographs from the 2016 joint ALHHS-MeMA annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, news from individual and institutional members, and advertisements from antiquarian booksellers.

 

Old News (14 March 2016)

  • The ALHHS-MeMA 2016 Annual Meeting's (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 27-28) Preliminary Program and (this year, organized and hosted by the Local Arrangements Committee as a Google site) are available in our Annual Meeting section.


  • The 2016 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2016). Complete the form online, then save it and send to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss as an email attachment or via snailmail. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer.

 

Old News (19 December 2015)

  • ALHHS President Stephen Novak made numerous appointments to 2106 Local Arrangements, Program, Recognition Awards, Publications Awards, and Nominating committees. See the Committees page for details.


  • The 2016 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2016). Complete the form online, then save it and send to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss as an email attachment or via snailmail. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer.

 

Old News (11 May 2015)

  • The 2015 Program Committee invites ALHHS and MeMA members to take a brief survey on the program from the conference in New Haven a little more than a week ago. Please provide your feedback at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LLZKCV6.   (Abstracted from ALHHS-L posting by Rachel Ingold, 5 May 2015)

  • ALHHS President Stephen Novak appointed Lisa Mix as the new chair of the Nominations Committee. Lisa and committee members Christopher Lyons and Russell Johnson recruited a slate of members to stand for election. Barbara Niss was unanimously approved at the annual business meeting to continue as Acting Treasurer, pending the results of the annual election. In approximately two weeks, all dues-paying members will receive an invitation to cast ballots for new officers (Vice President/President-elect, Treasurer, and two Members-at-Large) via Survey Monkey. If you are not sure you have paid your membership dues for 2015, please contact our secretary, Phoebe Evans Letocha (pletocha AT jhmi.edu). Voting will be open for only two weeks after the Survey Monkey invitations go out. (Abstracted from ALHHS-L posting by Stephen Novak, 7 May 2015

  • ALHHS Awards Committee chair Jim Edmonson presented three prizes at the 2015 annual meeting in New Haven:
    • Best Monograph Award (2015) -- Shelly McKenzie. Getting Physical: The Rise of Fitness Culture in America (Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 2013)
    • Best Article Award (2015) -- Jeffrey S. Reznick. “Embracing the Future as Stewards of the Past: Charting a Course Forward for Historical Medical Libraries and Archives,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Autumn 2014, 15:111-123
    • Best Online Resource Award (2015) -- Michelle DiMeo (Conference Organizer, Co-Author, and Editor), for "Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age," which appeared in open access format in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Autumn 2014. URL: http://rbm.acrl.org/content/vol15/issue2/index.dtl

  • The 2015 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2015). Complete the form online, then save it and send to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss as an email attachment or via snailmail. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer.

 

Old News (27 April 2015)

 

Old News (26 March 2015)

 

Old News (18 December 2014)

  • The First Announcement for the 2015 joint ALHHS-MeMA (Medical Museums Association) annual meeting in New Haven, Connecticut (29-30 April 2015) is available.


  • The Program Committee for the upcoming meeting would like your assistance in planning the program. ALHHS and MeMA members are invited to complete a brief survey to guide their efforts. The deadline for responding to the survey is Wednesday, 14 January 2015.


  • Proposals for morning sessions at the annual meeting are welcomed, too. Contact Joan Echtenkamp Klein (jre AT virginia.edu) before 14 January 2015.


  • The Winter 2014-2015 issue of The Watermark is available online.


  • Brooke Fox (Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina) joined the staff of The Watermark as the new Layout Editor.


  • The 2015 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2015). Complete the form online, then save it and send to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss as an email attachment or via snailmail. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer.

 

Old News (29 November 2014)

The 2015 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2015). Complete the form online, then save it and send to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss as an email attachment or via snailmail. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer.

Brooke Fox (Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina) joined the staff of The Watermark as the new Layout Editor.

 

Old News (14 October 2014)

The Fall 2014 issue of The Watermark is available online.

 

Old News (27 August 2014)

The Society of American Archivists' Issue Brief: Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, approved August 2014, is available through the HIPAA Resource Page, under the "Advocacy" section.

 

Old News (25 June 2014)

On May 8, 2014, ALHHS held its 41st annual meeting at the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois.

At the end of the business meeting, Stephen Novak became ALHHS President (2014-2016) as Chris Lyons retired to Past President. Phoebe Evans Letocha (Secretary, 2014-2016), Elisabeth Brander (Member-at-Large, 2014-2016) and Bob Vietrogoski (Member-at-Large, 2014-2016) are the other newly-elected officers.

Martha Stone (Treadwell Library, Massachusetts General Hospital) is the new editor of The Watermark. Rounding out the staff are Jack Eckert (Associate Editor), Megan Rosenbloom (Layout Editor), Patricia Gallagher (Book Review Editor), and Jonathon Erlen (Associate Book Review Editor).

Eric Boyle received the ALHHS 2014 Best Print Publication Award for his book, Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013). Susan Hoffius and Jennifer Welch received the ALHHS 2014 Best Online Resource Award for Porcher Medicinal Garden: Cultivating Our History, an online exhibition of the Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library. Charleston, South Carolina: Waring Historical Library, 2012. URL: http://waring.library.musc.edu/exhibits/PMG/ .

Slides from 12 presentations of this year’s meeting now are available as PDF files through the “Presentations” link (http://www.alhhs.org/alhhs_presentations.html) on our homepage. These include the keynote addresses by Daniel Garrison and Malcolm Hast on their new annotated edition of Vesalius; the panel discussion “Medical Archives, Medical Museums, and Medical Schools”; and updates from the membership. Presentations also are linked from the “Program and Schedule of Events”.

During the coming year, programs from past annual meetings will be available on the website. We invite speakers from these meetings to submit—with a note authorizing online access—their slides and handouts from these meetings. As more content is added to the site, items will be list both by meeting year and in an alphabetical list by lead author. Contact the website administrator (Russell Johnson) for more information.

The STHC-ALHHS HIPAA Resource Page now resides on the ALHHS website. Members of the Society of American Archivists' Science, Technology & Health Care Roundtable (STHC) and Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS) compiled this web site to provide information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its impact on historical research in libraries, archives, or other records repositories.

The 2014 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2014). Print, complete, and mail it (payment may be enclosed by check or made online with PayPal) to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss.

 

Old News (7 April 2014)

The Spring 2014 issue of The Watermark is available online. Editor Steve Novak reports that it contains "the full program for the upcoming annual meeting, news of repositories, book reviews, and much more."

 

Old News (10 March 2014)

The Spring 2014 issue of The Watermark is available online. Editor Steve Novak reports that it contains "the full program for the upcoming annual meeting, news of repositories, book reviews, and much more."

 

Old News (10 March 2014)

The 41st annual meeting of the ALHHS will be held Wednesday, May 7 - Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

The AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) annual meeting follows from Thursday, 8 May – Sunday, 11 May 2014.

The Winter 2013-2014 issue of The Watermark is available online

The 2014 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2014). Print, complete, and mail it (with payment) to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss.

 

Old News (18 August 2013)

The Summer 2013 issue of The Watermark is available online

The 41st annual meeting of the ALHHS will be held Wednesday, May 7 - Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

The AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) annual meeting follows from Thursday, 8 May – Sunday, 11 May 2014.

The 2013 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2013). Print, complete, and mail it (with payment) to ALHHS Treasurer Barbara Niss.

 

Old News (January 2013)

The Summer 2013 issue of The Watermark is available online

Nominations for ALHHS Awards are due 15 February 2013

The 40th annual meeting of the ALHHS will be held Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael North (Bethesda, Maryland; northm AT mail.nlm.nih) will chair the Program Committee and Rachel Ingold (Duke University; rachel.ingold AT duke.edu) is heading up Local Arrangements.

The AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) annual meeting follows from Thursday, 16 May – Sunday, 19 April 2013.

The 2013 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2013). Print, complete, and mail it (with payment) to ALHHS Treasurer Arlene Shaner.

 

Old News (November 2012)

The Fall 2012 issue of The Watermark is available online

The 40th annual meeting of the ALHHS will be held Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael North (Bethesda, Maryland; northm AT mail.nlm.nih) will chair the Program Committee and Rachel Ingold (Duke University; rachel.ingold AT duke.edu) is heading up Local Arrangements.

The AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) annual meeting follows from Thursday, 16 May – Sunday, 19 April 2013.

The 2013 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available now and throughout the coming year (for membership based on the calendar year 2013). Print, complete, and mail it (with payment) to ALHHS Treasurer Arlene Shaner.

 

Old News (July 2012)

The Summer 2012 issue of The Watermark is available online

The 40th annual meeting of the ALHHS will be held Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael North (Bethesda, Maryland; northm AT mail.nlm.nih) will chair the Program Committee and Rachel Ingold (Duke University; rachel.ingold AT duke.edu) is heading up Local Arrangements.

The AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) annual meeting follows from Thursday, 16 May – Sunday, 19 April 2013.

The 2012 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available throughout the year (for membership based on the calendar year 2012). Print, complete, and mail it (with payment) to ALHHS Treasurer Arlene Shaner. A PayPal payment option may become available this year; stay tuned!

 

Old News (May 2012)

Steven Greenberg (patzere4 AT gmail.com) invites revisions for the ALHHS 2012 Membership Directory, through Friday, June 15. Directory 2.0 will be delivered, to members only, in July. If you have already sent him an update, you do not need to send one again.

The deadline for submission of articles and notices to Stephen Novak (sen13 AT columbia.edu) for the Summer 2012 issue of The Watermark is Friday, June 22

Lisa Mix, as Past President, oversaw editing of the ALHHS Procedures Manual. This document now is online, linked from the menu on our homepage. 

The 40th annual meeting of the ALHHS will be held Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael North (Bethesda, Maryland; northm AT mail.nlm.nih) will chair the Program Committee and Rachel Ingold (Duke University; rachel.ingold AT duke.edu) is heading up Local Arrangements.

The AAHM (American Association for the History of Medicine) annual meeting follows from Thursday, 16 May – Sunday, 19 April 2013.

The 2012 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available throughout the year (for membership based on the calendar year 2012). Print, complete, and mail it (with payment) to ALHHS Treasurer Arlene Shaner. A PayPal payment option may become available this year; stay tuned!