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The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library
Association for the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and
allied science written by a health sciences librarian.

The Gottlieb Prize was established in 1956 by Ralph and Jo Grimes of the
Old Hickory Bookshop, Brinklow, Maryland, in memory of Murray Gottlieb, a
New York antiquarian book dealer.  The purpose of the prize is to
recognize and stimulate the health sciences librarian's interest in the
history of medicine.  The author of the winning essay receives a cash
award of $100 and a certificate at the Association's Annual Meeting.

Elgibility:     Authors of papers submitted for the Murray Gottlieb
                Prize must be health sciences librarians.

                Papers must treat some aspect of the history of
                medicine or allied sciences.

                Papers may be under consideration for publication at
                the time of submission, but cannot have been published.

Submission      Papers must be typed, double-spaced, one side of
of Papers:      paper only, not to exceed 25 pages.

                The title of the paper should appear at the head of
                the manuscript.

                The name, official title, address, telephone and fax
                number and e-mail address of the author must appear on
                a separate cover sheet, but no place else on the manuscript,
                to facilitate blind judging.

                A 150-word abstract would be included on a separate sheet
                of paper.

                Six copies of the paper should be submitted to the
                Chair of the Awards Committee by November 1, 1998.

Standards       Entries are judged according to the following
for Judging:    standards:

                A.   Bibliographic research.

                B.   Quality of the experimental design or of arguments
                        developed to support a particular hypothesis.

                C.   Contribution to the study of the history of the
                        health sciences

                D.    Originality

                E.    Style (clarity, appearance, conciseness, structure)

The recipient will be notified before the Annual Meeting at which the
presentation is to be made.Unless under consideration for publication
elsewhere, the winning paper will be submitted to the Bulletin of the
Medical Library Association for consideration, if its subject matter
falls within the scope of the Bulletin.

The recipient assumes all costs of attending the meeting and the ceremony
at which the presentation is made.  The Association will underwrite the
registration fees.

If there are no appropriate candidates, the Association may elect not to
make the Award in a given year.

Please submit essay to 1998-99 Chair Of Awards Committee

        Karen Curtis
        Marshall University
        Health Sciences Library
        1600 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2400
        Huntington, WV 25701-3655
        304/691-1761
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For further information contact: Professional Development Department,
Medical Library Association, Six North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300,
Chicago, Illinois 60602-4805, 312/419-9094,Ext.28, 312/419-8950 Fax,
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