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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Professor Sean Patrick Francis Hughes
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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Evolution of musculoskeletal tumours, Presidential Address 2021-2022 and AGM

This meeting focuses on informing healthcare practitioners and clinicians about the importance of musculoskeletal tumour management and orthopaedic surgery. Join us to explore the factors in which the...
  • Price £25 - £44
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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External visit to Crossness Pumping Station

This is a private guided tour of the wonderful Victorian pumping station in South East London. There are limited places available. Join us to learn about The Great Stink of 1858 and Bazalgette’s innov...
  • Price £40 - £50
  • Location Crossness Pumping Station, Bazalgette Way, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9AQ
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Student prizes & awards

History of Medicine Society

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

Trainee prizes & awards

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



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



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