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The Bryan Egan Memorial History Prize

Background: In cooperation with the Archives Department at St Vincent’s, the Medical Alumni Association is pleased to make the essays that have been awarded the Bryan Egan Memorial History Prize available on our website. 

The prize encourages the recording of St Vincent’s history from multiple perspectives with the goal of developing the source material available to the Archives, encouraging research and increasing knowledge.

It was established through a generous donation by the Egan family in memory of St Vincent’s alumnus and historian Dr Bryan Egan (1922-2008).   More recently the St Vincent’s Hospital Medical Alumni Association has donated funds to supplement the awards that can be made. 

The 2015 prize winners: In 2015 there were joint winners of the Bryan Egan Prize.  Reproduced here is the first of the two prize winning contributions for that year.