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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Norah Schuster prize and Bynum lecture

This annual meeting aims to promote the history of medicine to undergraduate students by encouraging new areas of research utilising a range of resources. The first part of this session will be the No...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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The cutting edge: Module 3 - part 2

This is Part 2 of the two-part module The cutting edge, the third of the new webinar series by the History of Medicine Society running from October 2022 until May 2023. Join us for this webinar to lea...
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Neurological diagnosis in retrospect and in art

This meeting considers the role of diagnosing illness in preceding generations, and an exploration of disease as depicted in medieval art. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the de...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Moving boundaries: Module 4 - part 1

In the fourth and final module Moving Boundaries of the webinar series, Part 1 will look at different approaches to writing the history of medicine and the influence of botany on medicine across centu...
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Moving boundaries: Module 4 - part 2

Join Part 2 of the fourth and final module of the webinar series, where we will look at the legal challenges faced by the medical profession today and the views on the topic of the President of the Hi...
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From heart to brain: A journey within the body

This meeting encourages participants to consider the path of development within cardiac surgery. In this event, we will also assess how brain function and autonomy have evolved over three centuries. Y...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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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

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