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. 

Event dates for your diary:

  • Series on history of transplantation: William Bynum lecture (part one) 12-Dec-18
  • The NHS 70th anniversary 3-Oct-18
  • History of transplantation: 40th anniversary of Britain’s first heart transplant (part two) 6-Feb-19
  • Norah Schuster prize presentations and the Royal College of Nurses St Thomas’ “alumni” Florence Nightingale Club 6-Mar-19
  • Presidential summit and AGM 5-Jun-19

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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Series on history of transplantation: William Bynum lecture (part one)
Series on history of transplantation: William Bynum lecture (part one)

Wednesday 12 December 2018, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE

Join us at this evening meeting as we explore the cultural history of the early heart transplants - focusing both on Christiaan Barnard’s first transplant in December 1967 and the first three British attempts in 1968 - 1969, but more generally on the first wave of transplants in the late 1960s. 

Evening | Registration: 17:30 | Organised by: History of Medicine Society |
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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.

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contact us

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

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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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