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Book awards: Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society

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Works (61)

Robert Boyle and seventeenth-century chemistry by Marie Boas Hall1959
Science of Mechanics in the Middle Ages by Marshall Clagett1960
A History of Metallography: The Development of Ideas on the Structure of Metals before 1890 by Cyril Stanley Smith1961
Lavoisier--The Crucial Year: The Background and Origin of His First Experiments on Combustion in 1772 (Classics in the H by Henry Guerlac1962
Medieval Technology and Social Change by Lynn Jr. White1963
The Lunar Society of Birmingham: A Social History of Provincial Science and Industry in Eighteenth-Century England by Robert E. Schofield1964
Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, 1514-1564 by C. D. O'Malley1965
Michael Faraday: A Biography by L. Pearce Williams1966
Marcello Malpighi and the evolution of embryology by Howard B. Adelmann1967
Kepler's Somnium: The Dream, or Posthumous Work on Lunar Astronomy by Johannes Kepler1968
Galen on the Usefulness of the Parts of the Body. De usu partium. Translated from the Greek with an Introduction and Commentary by Margaret Tallmadge May. TWO VOLUMES by Galen1969
The Triumph of the Darwinian Method by Michael T. Ghiselin1970
The Lysenko Affair by David Joravsky1971
Force in Newton's Physics: Science of Dynamics in the Seventeenth Century (History of Science S.) by Richard S. Westfall1972
Molecules and Life: Historical Essays on the Interplay of Chemistry and Biology by Joseph S. Fruton1973
The edge of an unfamiliar world; a history of oceanography by Susan Schlee1974
Claude Bernard and animal chemistry : the emergence of a scientist by Frederic Lawrence Holmes1975
A history of ancient mathematical astronomy by O. Neugebauer1976
The Kind of Motion We Call Heat : Physics and the Atomists by Stephen G. Brush1977
The Chemical Philosophy: Paraclesian Science and Medicine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Allen G. Debus1978
Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology by Merritt Roe Smith1978
Science in culture: The early Victorian period by Susan Faye Cannon1979
Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend by Frank J. Sulloway1980
Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime by Charles Gillispie1981
Dawn of modern science : from the Arabs to Leonardo da Vinci by Thomas Goldstein1982
Never at rest by Richard S. Westfall1983
Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just by Kenneth R. Manning1984
Mathematical astronomy in Copernicus's De revolutionibus by N. M. Swerdlow1985
Revolution in Science by I. Bernard Cohen1986
Intellectual Mastery of Nature. Theoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein, Volume 1: The Torch of Mathematics 1800-1870 by Christa Jungnickel1987
Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior by Robert J. Richards1988
Classical Probability in the Enlightenment by Lorraine Daston1989
Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin by Crosbie Smith1990
Physical chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling : the making of a science in America by John W. Servos1991
The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London by Adrian Desmond1991
The Formation of Science in Japan: Building a Research Tradition by James R. Bartholomew1992
Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg by David C. Cassidy1993
The Meanings of Sex Difference in the Middle Ages: Medicine, Science, and Culture (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine) by Joan Cadden1994
The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire by Pamela H. Smith1995
Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy by Paula Findlen1996
Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 by Margaret W. Rossiter1997
Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics by Peter Galison1998
Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 by Lorraine Daston1999
The Science of Energy: A Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain by Crosbie Smith2000
The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories by J. L. Heilbron 2001
Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation by James A. Secord2002
The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment by Mary Terrall2003
Charles Darwin: The Power of Place by Janet Browne2004
Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry by William R. Newman2005
Patterns of Behavior: Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and the Founding of Ethology by Richard W. Burkhardt Jr.2006
Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics by David Kaiser2007
The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution by Deborah Harkness2008
Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age by Harold J. Cook2009
Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography by Maria Rosa Antognazza2010
Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History by Eleanor Robson2011
The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China by Dagmar Schäfer2012
The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon by John Tresch2013
Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany by Sachiko Kusukawa2014
Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science by Daniel P. Todes2015
Observing by Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century by Omar W. Nasim2016
Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism (Inside Technology) by Tiago Saraiva2017

Award description

The Pfizer Award was established in 1958 through the generosity of Pfizer, Inc., a diversified research-based company. The award consists of a medal and $2,500. This prize is awarded in recognition of an outstanding book dealing with the history of science. The book must be published in English during a period of three calendar years immediately preceding the year of competition. Edited volumes, as well as works with more than 2 authors, are not eligible. A multi-volume work by one or two authors may be nominated only after the publication of all the volumes. The Pfizer Prize may not be split between two books. The prize committee may consider books where medicine or technology is a central theme. However, both the Society for the History of Technology and the American Association for the History of Medicine award their own prizes and while strict separation of fields is not always possible or desirable, the Pfizer Award should be given to a book that is principally a history of science.


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