About this section

The History of Medicine Society’s purpose is to form a meeting ground for scholars, students and for all those who feel that the study of the history of medicine has a value in education.

History of Medicine Society: Norah Schuster Essay Prize

Congratulations to the winners of the Norah Schuster Essay Prize. Please click here to view the bios and abstracts of the 2020-2021 winners and highly commended, and the 2019-2020 winners.

The emergence of medicine and health care up to the present-day webinar series

This new venture on its first year is a fantastic opportunity to appreciate the historical development of
various specialties. It will be of interest to all medical and healthcare professionals as well as students, and hopefully will encourage participants to go on to further study medical history in more detail. Browse below to find out more and book your place.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe
President
Mr Andrew Sadler
Honorary Secretary
Mr Ian Bruce Murray Stephen
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming history of medicine events

View all events and webinars being run by the History of Medicine Society.

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Webinar CPD

Mind and body: Module 1 - part 1

We will be offering a 10% discount to those who book all eight events in this series, as well as a diploma of attendance exclusive to this year’s modules. To take advantage of this offer please contac...
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CPD

Work and art contrasted

The first in-person meeting of the new academic year will explore the historical role of occupational medicine and art in medical practice. It will discuss ways in which occupational medicine has led ...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
Book Book
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Webinar CPD

Mind and body: Module 1 - part 2

We will be offering a 10% discount to those who book all eight events in this series, as well as a diploma of attendance exclusive to this year’s modules. To take advantage of this offer please contac...
Book Book
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Live Stream

The Sarah Hughes Trust Lecture

Join the Sarah Hughes Lecture to discuss the role of mythology and writing as well as the influence of art on creative journalism as it relates to medicine and humanity. This session will also include...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
Book Book
HSQ50 Promo
Webinar CPD

Under the knife: Module 2 - part 1

We will be offering a 10% discount to those who book all eight events in this series, as well as a diploma of attendance exclusive to this year’s modules. To take advantage of this offer please contac...
Book Book
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CPD

Barts notables and a history of neurosurgery

This event will explore the role of biography in current medical practice. The aim of this session is to illustrate ways in which neurosurgery has led to a greater understanding of brain function and ...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
Book Book
HSQ50 Promo
Webinar CPD

Under the knife: Module 2 - part 2

We will be offering a 10% discount to those who book all eight events in this series, as well as a diploma of attendance exclusive to this year’s modules. To take advantage of this offer please contac...
Book Book
HSQ50 Promo
Webinar CPD

The cutting edge: Module 3 - part 1

We will be offering a 10% discount to those who book all eight events in this series, as well as a diploma of attendance exclusive to this year’s modules. To take advantage of this offer please contac...
Book Book

Student prizes & awards

History of Medicine Society

There are currently no prizes or awards open for this section.

Trainee prizes & awards

History of Medicine Society

There are currently no prizes or awards open for this section.

Join the RSM today

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Fellow

For working doctors and consultants (FY1 to ST8), retired doctors, and those holding senior management positions in medicine or healthcare.

Fellow

Associate

For scientists and other professionals with a proven interest (or role) in the healthcare sector, but who do not hold a medical qualification.

Associate

Student

For those studying medicine, dentistry or another healthcare-related subject, who are on their way to becoming a qualified medical or healthcare professional.

Student