History of Medicine Society

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The Society President gives a telling insight into the History of Medicine Society, from its inception to electing its first female President, Dr Lilian Lindsay OBE. Read here.

You can also revisit past lectures on RSM Videos, covering public health in Victorian Britain, smallpox, and many more. Videos are free to view for RSM Members. 

About this society

Purpose:

To form a meeting ground for the scholars, the students and for all those who feel that the study of the history of medicine has a value in education. Read an introduction to the History of Medicine Society .

Society members:

Anyone with an interest in the activities of the Society.

Society council:

Society meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Society council, led by the Society President.

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CE Wallis lecture given by Mr Malcolm Bishop
CE Wallis lecture given by Mr Malcolm Bishop

Monday 16 October 2017, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE

This year, the Royal Society of Medicine is pleased to welcome Mr Malcolm Bishop who shall be giving a keynote lecture on ‘The ebb and flow of ethical governance in a medical sub-specialty: Dentistry in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries’.

Evening | Registration: 17:30 | Organised by: Odontology Section, History of Medicine Society |
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The grand tour and skull base surgery
The grand tour and skull base surgery

Wednesday 18 October 2017, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE

Register today for the first evening meeting of the academic year with talks from Ms Vanessa Jenkins on "The grand tour" and Professor Michael Gleeson on "Skull base surgery".

Evening | Registration: 17:30 | Organised by: History of Medicine Society |
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Social biology and progressive politics in mid-twentieth-century Britain

Free for RSM members / £6 non-members

Dr Chris Renwick explores the importance of the early to mid 20th century scientific foundations for political and social life.

56 minutes | Organised by: History of Medicine Society | Accreditation: 1 CPD point Watch lecture arrow

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De-institutionalisation and community psychiatry in the UK from 1960

Free for RSM members / £6 non-members

Professor Tom Burns discusses de-institutionalisation and community psychiatry in the UK from 1960.

33 minutes | Organised by: History of Medicine Society | Accreditation: 1 CPD point Watch lecture arrow

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contact us

History of Medicine Society
T: +44 (0)20 7290 3937

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View videos of society lectures related to the history of medicine.

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Access history of medicine society e-journals

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You can access over 5,000 full text e-journals as an RSM member including:

  • Journal of Medical Biography
  • History of Science

 

Section Bibliography

For a list of what we have available via the library for this section, visit our bibliography page and then select the appropriate section link.

 

In affiliation with

BSHM

The History of Medicine Society is proudly affiliated to the British Society for the History of Medicine.

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