Welcome

The Scottish Society of the History of Medicine aims to promote, encourage and support the study of the history of medicine, with a particular interest in Scottish Medicine. It was founded in 1948 and the medical historian Dr Douglas Guthrie was its first President. The Society is registered as a charity in Scotland (SC008621) and is affiliated to the British Society for the History of Medicine. All members of the Scottish Society automatically become members of the British Society and are able to take part in its activities. Read more

HALDANE TAIT LECTURE CANCELLED

The SSHM regrets that, due to factors beyond our control, it has proven necessary to cancel the Haldane Tait lecture due to have been delivered on Tuesday 22nd May at Edinburgh Napier University.
We apologise to everyone who was planning to attend this lecture, which will be rescheduled at a future date.

Meetings

Guests, as well as members, are welcome to attend meetings of the Society. Read more

About the Society

Scottish Society of the History of Medicine

The Scottish Society of the History of Medicine was founded in 1948. Read More

Office Bearers

Office-bearers and Council Members for 2017. Read more

The Douglas Guthrie Trust

Dr Douglas Guthrie, first president of the Society established a trust fund. Read more

Join the Society

  • Promote, encourage and support the study of the history of medicine
  • The Society is registered as a charity in Scotland (SC008621)
  • Affiliated to the British Society for the History of Medicine
  • Three meetings are held each year
  • An annual lecture and dinner in honour of Dr Haldane Tait
  • Only £15 per annum

 

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