Cheiron 2023 Book Prize
The winner of the Cheiron 2023 Book Prize is Christina Ramos for the book Bedlam in the New World: A Mexican Madhouse in the Age of Enlightenment, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2022. Dr. Ramos is an assistant professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Book Prize Committee, comprised of Jennifer Bazar, Nancy Digdon, Michael Pettit, and Kelli Vaughn-Johnson, congratulate Dr Ramos for this accomplishment. They also applaud the achievements of two unranked finalists: Harry Yi-Jui Wu for the book Mad by the Millions: Mental Disorders and the Early Years of the World Health Organization, published by MIT Press in 2021; and Heather Murray for the book Asylum Ways of Seeing: Psychiatric Patients, American Thought and Culture, published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2022.
Executive Officer, Cheiron