Six essays were submitted to the 2014 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay contest. The essays were judged by a panel of three judges who individually rated each essay on a variety of criterion ranging from the quality of writing to clarity of discussion and conclusions. Ratings were totaled to determine the most highly rated essay, and the $500 award was presented at the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library meeting on November 6, 2014.
The winner of the 2014 essay contest is Corrine McLeod, a student at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. Corrine’s paper was entitled Sex Reassignment Surgery: The Early Years. The paper explores the historical origins of sex reassignment surgery and how it has affected the lives of transgender people across the world.
Corrine will present her paper at the March 26 meeting of the History of Medicine Society. The meeting will take place at 6:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library Building.
For more information on the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay or the History of Medicine Society, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at 210-567-2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.