The Rose Prize
For original work in the history of general practice in the British Isles
This prize commemorates William Rose, Apothecary of London, whose court case of 1701-1704 established the legal foundation of General Practice in England and Fraser Rose, a co-founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London and the Royal College of General Practitioners are pleased to announce that the Rose Prize for original work in the History of General Practice in the British Isles will be awarded in Spring 2013.
Submissions are invited from all non-professional historians either as individuals or as a group who are, or who have been, involved in primary health care in the British Isles. The work should be original and specifically written for the Rose Prize, with demonstrable emphasis on primary source material. It should also be appropriately illustrated and suitably bound. Any topic on the History of General Practice in the British Isles may be chosen.
Typescript entries should be between 4-6,000 words. Submissions in other media will be accepted provided that they are of comparable intellectual rigour. Publication will be encouraged.
The winner(s) will have their name(s) engraved on the plinth of the Rose Bowl, which they will keep for two years, and they will also receive a suitably inscribed certificate.
The award will be presented at either Apothecaries’ Hall or at The College and the winner(s) will be expected to give a short presentation of their work.
Closing Date: 9th January 2013
For further details contact the Administrator, Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy, 020 7236 1189 FacultyHP@apothecaries.org