THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

October 17, 2005 11:29 ET

Awarding of the 2005 Jason A. Hannah Medal-The RSC: the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada and Associated Medical Services, Inc. Salute Excellence in the History of Medicine

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 17, 2005) - The RSC: the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada and Associated Medical Services, Incorporated are pleased to announce that David and Rosemary Gagan have been selected as the winners of the 2005 Jason A. Hannah Medal for their book For Patients of Moderate Means: A Social History of the Voluntary Public General Hospital in Canada, 1890-1950 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002). The medal is awarded to bring recognition to the work of Canadian research in the history of medicine.

David Gagan (Ph.D. Duke, 1969) is Professor Emeritus (History) of both McMaster University and Simon Fraser University. Dr. Gagan is the author of four books and numerous scholarly articles on the historical demography of 19th century Ontario, standards of living in 19th Century Ontario, and the social history of medicine in Canada.

Rosemary R Gagan (Ph.D. McMaster, 1987) is a private scholar who has taught at the University of Toronto, the University of Winnipeg, and Simon Fraser University. Her research interests broadly encompass Canadian women's history with particular reference to the religious experiences of Victorian Canadian women, and the altruistic professions that attracted them as working women.

The Jason A. Hannah Medal was established in 1976 by the RSC: the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada with the generous assistance of Associated Medical Services, Incorporated. It consists of a bronze medal and a $1,500 cash prize.

The medal will be presented together with other 2005 awards of the RSC at the Awards Banquet held on 27 November 2005, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, following, on the same day, the Induction Ceremony of newly elected Fellows.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the RSC or visiting our Web site at www.rsc.ca.

Contact Information

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    Geneviève Gouin
    Awards Coordinator
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    ggouin@rsc.ca