History of Medicine Society


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


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 Medicine Society
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  • Journal of Medical Biography
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Section Bibliography

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In affiliation with


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

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