Pfizer Award

The Pfizer Award is awarded annually by the History of Science Society "in recognition of an outstanding book dealing with the history of science"[1]

Pfizer Awardees

  • 1959 Marie Boas Hall, Robert Boyle and Seventeenth-Century Chemistry (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1958).
  • 1960 Marshall Clagett, The Science of Mechanics in the Middle Ages (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1959).
  • 1961 Cyril Stanley Smith, A History of Metallography: The Development of Ideas on the Structure of Metal before 1890 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960).
  • 1962 Henry Guerlac, Lavoisier, The Crucial Year: The Background and Origin of His First Experiments on Combustion in 1772 (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1961)
  • 1963 Lynn White, Jr., Medieval Technology and Social Change (New York: Oxford University Press, 1962).
  • 1964 Robert E. Schofield, The Lunar Society of Birmingham: A Social History of Provincial Science and Industry in Eighteenth-Century England (London: Oxford University Press, 1963).
  • 1965 Charles D. O'Malley, Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, 1514-1564 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1964).
  • 1966 L. Pearce Williams, Michael Faraday: A Biography (New York: Basic Books, 1965).
  • 1967 Howard B. Adelmann, Marcello Malpighi and the Evolution of Embryology (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1966).
  • 1968 Edward Rosen, Kepler's Somnium (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1967).
  • 1969 Margaret T. May, Galen on the Usefulness of the Parts of the Body (Ithaca. N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1968).
  • 1970 Michael Ghiselin, The Triumph of the Darwinian Method (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969).
  • 1971 David Joravsky, The Lysenko Affair (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1970).
  • 1972 Richard S. Westfall, Force in Newton's Physics: The Science of Dynamics in the Seventeenth Century (New York: American Elsevier, 1971).
  • 1973 Joseph Fruton, Molecules and Life: Historical Essays on the Interplay ofChemistry and Biology (New York: John Wiley, 1972).
  • 1974 Susan Schlee, The Edge of an Unfamiliar World: A History of Oceanography (New York: Dutton, 1973).
  • 1975 Frederic L. Holmes, Claude Bernard and Animal Chemistry: The Emergence of a Scientist (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974).
  • 1976 Otto Neugebauer, A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy (3 vols.) (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1975).
  • 1977 Stephen G. Brush, The Kind of Motion We Call Heat (Amsterdam/New York: North-Holland, 1976).
  • 1978 Allen G. Debus, The Chemical Philosophy: Paracelsian Science and Medicine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (New York: Science History Publications, 1977).
  • 1978 Merritt Roe Smith, Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology: The Challenge of Change (Ithaca, N.Y./London: Cornell University Press, 1977).
  • 1979 Susan Faye Cannon, Science in Culture: The Early Victorian Period (New York: Science History Publications, 1978).
  • 1980 Frank J. Sulloway, Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend (New York: Basic Books, 1979).
  • 1981 Charles Coulston Gillispie, Science and Polity in France at the End of the Old Regime (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1980).
  • 1982 Thomas Goldstein, Dawn of Modern Science: From the Arabs to Leonardo da Vinci (New York: Hougbton Mifllin, 1980).
  • 1983 Richard S. Westfall, Never at Rest: A Biography of lsaac Newton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980).
  • 1984 Kenneth R. Manning, Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983).
  • 1985 Noel Swerdlow and Otto Neugebauer, Mathematical Astronomy in Copernicus's De Revolutionibus (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1984).
  • 1986 I. Bernard Cohen, Revolution in Science (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985).
  • 1987 Christa Jungnickel and Russell McCormmach, Intellectual Mastery of Nature: Theoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein; Volume I: The Torch of Mathematics, 1800-1870; Volume II: The Now Mighty Theoretical Physics, 1870-1925 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986).
  • 1988 Robert J. Richards, Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987).
  • 1989 Lorraine Daston, Classical Probability in the Enlightenment (Princeton, NJ.: Princeton University Press, 1988).
  • 1990 Crosbie Smith and M. Norton Wise, Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).
  • 1991 Adrian Desmond, The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989).
  • 1991 Servos, John W., Physical chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling : the making of a science in America, Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-691-08566-8
  • 1992 James R. Bartholomew, The Formation of Science in Japan: Building a Research Tradition (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989).
  • 1993 David C. Cassidy, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg (New York: Freeman, 1992).
  • 1994 Joan Cadden, The Meanings of Sex Difference in the Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  • 1995 Pamela H. Smith, The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994).
  • 1996 Paula Findlen, Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995).
  • 1997 Margaret W. Rossiter, Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).
  • 1998 Peter Galison, Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).
  • 1999 Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park, Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 (Zone Books, 1998).
  • 2000 Crosbie Smith, The Science of Energy: A Cultural History of Energy Physics (University of Chicago Press, 1998).
  • 2001 John Heilbron, The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories (Harvard University Press, 1999).
  • 2002 Jim Secord, Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation(University of Chicago Press, 2000).
  • 2003 Mary Terrall, The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2002).
  • 2004 Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: The Power of Place (Princeton University Press, 2003)
  • 2005 William Newman and Lawrence Principe, Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry
  • 2006 Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr., Patterns of Behavior: Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and the Founding of Ethology
  • 2007 David Kaiser, Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (University of Chicago, 2005)
  • 2008 Deborah Harkness, The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution (Yale University Press, 2007)
  • 2009 Harold J. Cook, Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age (Yale University Press, 2007)
  • 2010 Maria Rosa Antognazza, Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • 2011 Eleanor Robson, Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History (Princeton University Press, 2008)
  • 2012 Dagmar Schaefer, The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
  • 2013 John Tresch, The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
  • 2014 Sachiko Kusukawa, Picturing the book of nature: Image, text and argument in sixteenth-century human anatomy and medical botany (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
  • 2015 Daniel Todes, Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • 2016 Omar W. Nasim, Observing by Hand. Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  • 2017 Tiago Saraiva, Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism (MIT Press, 2016) [1]


  1. ^ a b "The History of Science Society: Pfizer Award". Retrieved 2016-01-30.

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