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2016-2017 Gyorgyey Fellows

June 15, 2016 - 2:18pm by Andy Hickner

The Medical Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Award for 2016-2017:

Whitney Wood, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birbeck, University of London

A New Way to Birth?  Herbert Thoms and the International Natural Childbirth Movement

Whitney Wood’s research explores the natural childbirth movement in Canada.  As part of this research, Wood will be examining the Herbert Thoms papers (https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0656), as Thoms was an international leader in the movement and produced quite a bit of material on the topic of natural childbirth. Whitney Wood is planning to come to the Medical Historical Library in Spring 2017.

Erin Travers, Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

Boundaries of the Body: The Art of the Anatomy in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands

Erin Travers will be examining Dutch anatomies, particularly Jacob van der Gracht’s drawing book, Anatomie der wtterlicke deelen van het menschelick lichaem.  These anatomies form the basis of her dissertation.  She will at the Medical Historical Library July 18th-23rd, 2016.

Many thanks to the selection committee: John Warner and John Gallagher.