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Hans Walz prize 2011

The Hans Walz Foundation at the Robert Bosch Foundation announces herewith the

Hans Walz prize for studies on the history of homeopathy

which originated outside the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Hans Walz (1873-1974) was a right-hand man of Robert Bosch the Elder and for many years CEO of the Robert Bosch Company as well as member of the board of trustees of the Stuttgart Homoeopathic Hospital Corporation. Throughout his life he was professionally and personally engaged in advancing homeopathy.

The aim of the prize is to promote the research of the history of homeopathy outside the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation. The prize will be awarded for a major study (Master- or Diploma-thesis, doctoral dissertation, monograph) which is either still unpublished or published in 2009, 2010 or 2011. The language can be German, English or French. The prize amounts to 1500 Euro.

The winner of the prize will be chosen by a jury, and the prize will be awarded every second year in Stuttgart.

Last year the jury split the prize equally. The work of the first winner of the prize, Inge Christine Heinz, will be published in the series “Quellen und Studien zur Homöopathiegeschichte“. An abstract of the study of Douglas W. Smith, the second winner of the prize, will be published in MedGG Beiheft 29 under the title “Potency and Provenance: An Inter-Generational Study of Homeopathic Practice in Ontario”.

Deadline for nominations and applications is 30th of August 2011.
Applications (including two copies of the study) should be addressed to:


Prof. Dr. Martin Dinges
Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung Stuttgart
Straußweg 17
D-70184 Stuttgart
Tel.: 0711 / 46 08 41 67 (direct)
Tel.: 0711 / 46 08 41 71 und 72
Fax: 0711 / 46 08 41 81