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Ivy Farr McIntyre wins 2012 W. Curtis Worthington, Jr., research paper competition
Aug 9, 2012
CHARLESTON, SC - August 9, 2012 - The Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced the winner of the 2012 W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Research Paper Competition is Ivy Farr McIntyre, a history Ph.D. candidate at St. Louis University (Missouri) for her paper, “’I Thought Mamma Would Like to Hear’: Elite Women’s Preservation of Medical Knowledge in the Antebellum South.”
McIntyre graduated summa cum laude from Wofford College with a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Psychology in 2008. She served as a Presidential International Scholar and traveled the world alone for a year on fellowship. In 2010, she earned her master’s degree in History from the College of Charleston.
The W. Curtis Worthington Research Paper Competition is named for Dr. W. Curtis Worthington Jr., director of the Waring Historical Library. The Award was established to encourage students to contribute to the scholarship about the history of medicine and to reward those whose work is truly exemplary. This is the sixth year for the awards.
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