Future meetings

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held online on Saturday 24th October 2020 at 1:45pm


  1. Welcome by the President
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. President’s report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Secretary’s Report
  8. Report of the Guthrie Trust
  9. Election of Office Bearers
  10. Any other competent business
  11. Date and place of the next Annual General Meeting

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RSM’s History of Medicine Society Meeting



Faculty of the history and philosophy of medicine and pharmacy

Sydney Selwyn lecture:

“An examination of sex versus gender identity in the General Medical Council’s Trans Healthcare ethical guidance”

Dr Sara Dahlen, MBBS, BSc (Hons), DPMSA Sydney Selwyn Prize Winner

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Monckton Copeman lecture:

“A Tale of Charles Dickens: Amateur Physician or Social Reformer”

Dr Nicholas Cambridge MD MRCS FSA FLS FRSA

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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!?