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. 

 

History of Medicine 2018/2019 dates for your diary

06-Feb-19 History of transplantation: 40th anniversary of Britain’s first heart transplant (part two)- book now

06-Mar-19 Norah Schuster prize presentations and the Royal College of Nurses St Thomas’ “alumni” Florence Nightingale Club 

05-Jun-19 Presidential summit and AGM

 

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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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History of transplantation: 40th anniversary of Britain’s first successful heart transplant (part two)
History of transplantation: 40th anniversary of Britain’s first successful heart transplant (part two)

Wednesday 6 February 2019, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE

Join us as we explore the History of organ transplantation: Britain’s first successful human to human heart transplant and the future of cross-species transplantation – xenotransplantation.

Evening | Registration: 17:30 | Organised by: History of Medicine Society |
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Norah Schuster Prize Presentations and Florence Nightingale – her life, illness and the Cold Water Cure
Norah Schuster Prize Presentations and Florence Nightingale – her life, illness and the Cold Water Cure

Wednesday 6 March 2019, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE

Register for the annual Norah Schuster prize meeting, where winners of this year's essay prize will present their essay topics on History of Medicine-related topics.

Evening | Registration: 15:00 | Organised by: History of Medicine Society |
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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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