The Royal Society of Canada, The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The Society consists of approximately 1700 Fellows: men and women from across the country who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences and in the humanities.
The Jason A. Hannah Medal
The Jason A. Hannah Medal was established in 1976 by the Royal Society of Canada with assistance from AMS, through its Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine.
The medal was established to honour AMS founder, Dr. Jason A. Hannah, and to bring recognition to the work of Canadian research in the history of medicine.
The medal is now awarded every two years for an important Canadian publication in the history of medicine. In this context, the word “Canadian” refers to the citizenship or residence of the author, or to a content clearly relevant to Canadian medicine and health care. The award is normally made for a book published in the two years preceding its nomination.
The 2017 Call for Nominations is now open. The 2017 Recipient will be announced in September.