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.

events listing

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Out of house visit to East Grinstead
Out of house visit to East Grinstead

Saturday 8 April 2017, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust
Queen Victoria Hospital Nhs Trust
Holtye Road
EAST GRINSTEAD
West Sussex
RH19 3DZ

Register for this out of house visit to East Grinstead to visit the Queen Victoria Hospital.

Half Day | Registration: 10:50 | Organised by: History of Medicine Society |
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The patentability of medical treatments
The patentability of medical treatments

Wednesday 7 June 2017, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE

Register today to hear talks which will include a consideration of the patentability of diagnostic tests (including DNA elements), surgery and pharmaceutical treatments.

Evening | Registration: 17:30 | Organised by: History of Medicine Society |
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Visit RSM videos to view recently recorded lectures relevant to this 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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society meeting reports

Read meeting reports from past History of Medicine Society meetings.

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online learning

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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:

  • British Journal for the History of Science
  • History of Psychiatry

 

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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