University of Wisconsin–Madison

2011 Roy Porter Prize to Bradley Moore

August 2012


Bradley Moore, a dissertator in the Joint PhD Program in History and the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, has been awarded the 2011 Roy Porter Prize. Presented by the Society for the Social History of Medicine and named in honor of the late Professor Roy Porter, this prize is given for the best original unpublished student essay.

Moore’s essay, “For the People’s Health: Ideology, Medical Authority, and Hygienic Science in Communist Czechoslovakia, 1952-62,” looks at the effects of Soviet-inspired communism on approaches to public health and hygiene in the former Czechoslovakia, particularly the manner dialectical-materialism and “Pavlovian medicine” became tools of both continuity and change within established medical traditions. Congratulations Brad!