International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)



Award and Prize Recipients

Lifetime Contribution to the History of the Neurosciences
  2014 Malcolm B. Macmillan (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  2012 Moshe Feinsod (Haifa, Israel)
  2011 Nicholas J. Wade (Dundee, Scotland)
  2009 Theodore L. Sourkes (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  2007 Samuel H. Greenblatt (Providence, Rhode Island)
  2005 Christopher U.M. Smith (Birmingham, England)
  2003 John B. Lyons (Dublin, Ireland)  and  F. Clifford Rose (London, England)
  2002 Louise H. Marshall (Los Angeles, California)  and  Francis Schiller (San Francisco, California)
  2001 Hansruedi Isler (Zürich, Switzerland)

Outstanding Book in the History of the Neurosciences
  2014 Alan McComas
Galvani's Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse
Oxford University Press, 2011
  2012 John T.E. Richardson
Howard Andrew Knox: Pioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island
Columbia University Press, 2011
  2010 Gordon Shepherd
Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s
Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2009
  2008 Laura Otis
Müller's Lab
Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2007
  2006 Julius Rocca
Galen on the Brain: Anatomical Knowledge and Physiological Speculation in the Second Century AD
Leiden: Brill Academic Press, 2003
  2004 Joseph D. Robinson
Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission: Bridging the Gaps (1890-1990)
Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001
  2002 Malcolm B. Macmillan
An Odd Kind of Fame: Stories of Phineas Gage
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000

Outstanding Student Essay in the History of the Neurosciences
  2014 Michael Anthony Finn (Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds, UK; Ph.D. thesis, 2012)
The West Riding Lunatic Asylum and the Making of the Modern Brain Sciences in the Nineteenth Century
  2012 Bonnie Louise Evan (King's College, Cambridge, UK; Ph.D. thesis, 2010)
Mental Defectives, Childhood Psychotics, and the Origins of Autism Research at the Maudsley Hospital 1913-1983
  2010 Delia Gavrus (Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto; Ph.D. candidate)
Men of Dreams and Men of Action: Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and the Performance of Professional Identity, 1925-1950
  2008 Emily Phillips (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London; M.A. thesis)
Sir James Crichton-Browne and the Theory of Degeneration: A Study in the Positive Applications of a Pessimistic Idea
  2006 Mical Raz (History of Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University; M.D./Ph.D. candidate)
Bodily Parts, Bodily Wholes; Social Parts, Social Wholes: Lobotomy between Holism and Localizationism
  2004 -
  2002 Paul B. Foley (University of Würzberg; Ph.D. dissertation)
Beans, Roots and Leaves: A History of the Chemical Theory of Parkinsonism

Outstanding Poster Presentation in the History of the Neurosciences
  2015 Valentina Carni (University of Pavia and IRCCS C. Mondino; Pavia, Italy)
Pioneering Research in Neurobiology: Aldo Perroncito’s Findings on the Regeneration of the Peripheral Nervous System
View the poster [PDF; 4 MB]

Outstanding Article in the History of the Neurosciences
  2017 Duane E. Haines (Wake Forest School of Medicine) and Régis Olry (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
For their extensive work on the "NEUROwords" column in Journal of the History of the Neurosciences.
  2015 Lawrence A. Zeidman (Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago)
For his series of four articles on neuroscientist refugees, collaborators, and resistors from the National Socialist era and World War II:
  • Zeidman LA. Dr. Haakon Sæthre: A Norwegian Neuroscientist and his Resistance Against Nazi Germany. J Hist Neurosci 2013:22(2):160–173 (PMID: 23586544)
  • Zeidman LA, Mohan L. Adolf Wallenberg, Giant in Neurology and Refugee from Nazi Europe. J Hist Neurosci 2014;23(1):31-44 (PMID: 24256512)
  • Czech H, Zeidman LA. Walther Birkmayer, Co-describer of L-Dopa, and His Nazi Connections: Victim or Perpetrator? J Hist Neurosci 2014;23(2):160-91 (PMID: 24697654)
  • Zeidman LA, Cohen J. Walking a fine scientific line: The extraordinary deeds of Dutch neuroscientist C.U. Ariëns Kappers before and during World War II. J Hist Neurosci 2014;23(3):252-75 (PMID: 24827590)
  • The eligible publication period for the award was 2012 through 2014. A fifth paper in his series appeared in print in 2015 but as an epub in 2014:
    Zeidman LA, Ziller MG, Shevell MI. "With a Smile through Tears": The Uprooted Career of the Man behind Gerstmann Syndrome. J Hist Neurosci 2015;24(2):148-72 (PMID: 25259646)
  2013 J. Wayne Lazar (Garden City South, New York)
Acceptance of the neuron theory by clinical neurologists of the late-nineteenth century. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2010; 19(4):349-364
  2011 Janna Devinsky (Atlanta, Georgia), Daniel Lowenstein (San Francisco, California), and Richard McElren (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Harold Shaw and the Ross Sea Party: epilepsy in the Antarctic. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2009; 18(3):320-328
  2009 Jean-Gäel Barbara (Paris, France)
Louis Ranvier (1835-1922): the contribution of microscopy to physiology and the renewal of French general anatomy. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2007; 16(4):413-431
  2007 Alla A. Vein (Leiden, The Netherlands)
for editing a special double issue of Journal of the History of the Neurosciences (v. 16, no. 1-2, January 2007) on the History of Russian Neuroscience
  2005 Stanley Finger (St. Louis, Missouri) and Nick Wade (Dundee, Scotland)
The neuroscience of Helmholtz and the theories of Johannes Muller. Part 1: Nerve cell structure, vitalism, and the nerve impulse. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2002; 11(2):136-155 [and]
The neuroscience of Helmholtz and the theories of Johannes Muller. Part 2: Sensation and perception. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2002; 11(2):234-254
  2003 William T. Clower (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Lesions as therapy: rigidity and Parkinson's Disease. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2001; 10(1):93-106 [and]
Lesions as therapy: surgical intervention in Parkinson's disease prior to L-Dopa. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 2002; 11(4):375-391
  2001 Theodore Sourkes (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
An element of thought: phosphorus and mental philosophy in the nineteenth century. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences. 1998; 7:108-124


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