The Harvey Club of London Prize (EST. 2008)

Dr Vivian McAlister (centre) with 2024 Harvey Club Prize winner Bowen Xia, Med2026 (left) for “Maggots in Open Wound Therapy: Medicine’s Unsung Heroes” and an Honourable Mention awarded to Hanna Hronyecz, Med2026 (right) for “’Safe Sex in Tennessee’: Harm Reduction during the U.S. Civil War”

2024 Harvey Club of London Prize Recipient

Bowen Xia, Med2026, “Maggots in Open Wound Therapy: Medicine’s Unsung Heroes” 


This prize is awarded annually for the best medical student paper in the history of medicine. Winners receive a monetary award and their names are engraved on a silver plate, which is on display in the History of Medicine office.

Founded in 1919 by local physicians, the Harvey Club of London, Canada is the oldest active medical club in this country. The original objective of the club was to prepare, present, and publish more scientific research papers – which it did – however broader interests in the sciences, professions, humanities and the world at large have also been encouraged. Currently there are about 70 active and emeriti members.

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Past Award Recipients

  • 2023 Jelena Poleksic
  • 2022 Andrew Nguyen
  • 2021 Arjun Patel
  • 2020 Melissa Chopcian
  • 2019 Gali Katznelson
  • 2018 Sandra Botros
  • 2017 North de Pencier
  • 2016 Nicole Arseneau
  • 2015 Daniel Liu / Madeline Arkle
  • 2014 Kevin Dueck
  • 2013 Noor Jawaid
  • 2012 Abdul Naeem
  • 2011 Jason Chan
  • 2010 Lucas Vivas
  • 2009 Michael Livings