Welcome to the BSHM Website

Founded in 1965, the British Society for the History of Medicine is an umbrella organisation which brings together medical history societies and medical museums from all over the UK. Our aim is to promote the study of the history of medicine. We do this by promoting links between our affiliated societies, and by holding a special  history of medicine event  and a Congress on alternate years.

Edinburgh – Congress venue 2017

Presentation of the Poynter Medal 12/10/16

Presentation of the Poynter Medal- 12th Oct 2016

To view Poynter lecture 2016 Video – Click here

Are you seeking ideas for Christmas presents?  – Read our Book Reviews

Read the latest BSHM Newsletters – Click here

View our Medical History Blog – Click here

See up and coming History of Medicine Events – Click here

Affiliated Organisation Membership and Individual Membership now available – Click here

We hope you will use this website to share information about all things relating to medical history.

If you have contributions or suggestions please email webmaster@bshm.org.uk