Medical student essay selected for first Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Competition

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library have established the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Competition in memory of Danny Jones, MLS, who served as Head of Special Collections at the UT Health Science Center Library and was also a Past President of the Friends organization.  The annual contest is open to current HSC students, as well as to affiliated residents and fellows.  Essays can be on any topic related to the history of the health sciences including history of medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, or any other health science discipline.  The winner of the essay competition receives a $500 award.

A panel of three judges selected an essay written by Amanda Lipsitt, fourth year medical student, as the winner among the eight essays that were submitted for consideration.  Ms. Lipsitt’s topic was, “Secret Medicine:  The Creation of the Spanish Crypto-Jewish Physician and the Influence on the South Texas Border.”  Congratulations to Ms. Lipsitt and a thank you to all students who submitted an essay for the competition.