Future meetings


The Summer meeting of the Society on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June 2020 will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

It will take the form of a symposium on anatomy teaching called ‘Teaching Anatomy from Classical to Modern Times’. This will be in association with the British Society for the History of Medicine, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and the History Society of the Royal Society of Medicine. Members of these societies will qualify for a reduced delegate rate. The aim is to explore the development of anatomy teaching from the earliest times to the present day.

Free papers and posters are welcome from delegates. Submission of abstracts for 15 minute oral papers and for posters will be open from 11 Nov 2019 to 1 March 2020.


Professor Peter Abrahams, Professor of Clinical Anatomy, University of Warwick

Professor Vivian Nutton, Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine, UCL

Dr Ruth Richardson, Historian and author


Dr Sam Alberti, National Museum of Scotland

Dr Roberta Ballestriero, University of Arts London

Dr Mike Collins, President BSHM

Professor Raffaele De Caro, University of Padova, Italy

Dr Erin Fillmore, University of Warwick

Professor James Garden, University of Edinburgh

Professor Tom Gillingwater, University of Edinburgh

Mr Chris Henry, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Ms Cat Irving, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Professor Stuart McDonald, University of Glasgow

Dr Hilary Morris, Society of Apothecaries of London

Ms Sara Sulaiman, University of Bristol

Professor Richard Tunstall, The University of Warwick

Professor Corinna Wagner, University of Exeter

Further details are available here. You can register online at www.tinyurl.com/Scottish-Society

or by calling +44 (0)114 225 9143/9135


The Autumn Meeting of the Society was held at

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 

on Saturday 12th October 2019 at 2.00 pm 

The speakers were:

Dr Hilary Morris

Convener of the Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries (DHMSA) Course; Senior Lecturer, Brighton

Protecting the Health of Soldiers and Sailors during the 18th and early 19th Centuries: a reassessment of the role played by Scottish Medicine


Dr John Clark

Forensic Pathologist – Glasgow

From Longwood to Hillhead: Napoleon, Egypt and Scotland


Anthony W. Wildsmith

Professor Emeritus – University of Dundee

Aylett, Alsop, their WW2 Casualty Management and What did kill most Americans at Pearl Harbour?


Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE

Polish School of Medicine Coordinator for The University of Edinburgh

The Polish School of Medicine (at Edinburgh WW2)– the doors that wouldn’t close!?