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Thursday, 15 January 2015

2015 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine - deadline 31st January

Poetry and medicine features as the theme for an excellent review by Alastair Gee in this week's issue
of the New Yorker. His article ranges from discussion of historical use by Arab physician Avicenna of poetry to aid learning in his treatise medicine – to current interest by medical journals in publishing poetry on their areas of special interest.

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine features in the article, at £5000 (~USD 7,500) the most valuable international award in the world for an unpublished poem.

Entries have already been received from 20 countries, from Australia to the USA, for the 2015 awards, for which the closing date is 12 midnight GMT on 31st January.

There is also a further £5000 first prize for the Hippocrates NHS prize for the poetry and medicine and £500 for the Young Poets award.

Judges for the 2015 Hippocrates Prize Open and NHS Categories are Poet Rebecca Goss, author, journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys and Psychiatrist Femi Oyebode.

Enter the Hippocrates Awards online

More about the Hippocrates Awards

Read the New Yorker article

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