The purpose of this award is to support and develop the study of the history of medicine in Scotland. The four finalists for the inaugural award presented their papers at an event at the College on 19 October 2018 before the winner, Dr Kristin Hussey, was announced.

The finalists, who all delivered well-researched and detailed presentations, covered a range of fascinating topics including tropical diseases, domestic medicine, mental health, disability and the stigma attached to sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis.

All these presentations can be watched in full below.

Dr Kristin Hussey, Curator at the Royal College of Physicians, London, with a paper titled:

Patrick Manson at home: 21 Queen Anne Street as a scientific space


Jessica Campbell, PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, with a paper titled:

'Our Home from Home’: Dingleton Hospital’s Outlook




Dr Chris Langley, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British history, Newman University, Birmingham, with a paper titled:

Disability in Early Modern Scotland



Dr Lisetta Lovett, Senior Lecturer in Humanities in the School of Humanities, Keele University, with a paper titled:

Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) and the Pox: Insights from his Memoirs regarding sufferers’ experiences of symptoms, treatments and stigma