Founded in 1965, the British Society for the History of Medicine is an active and vibrant organisation that welcomes all who have an interest in the study of the history of medicine. Our aim is to promote organisations and individuals involved in the study of the history of medicine and to provide a platform for presentation and sharing of ideas. We do this by fostering links between our members and by organising special history of medicine events and a three day Congress on alternate years. As an umbrella organisation we bring together individuals and organisations  from across the UK.

If you subscribe to our aims please join us as a member and click here
Individual membership costs just £15/year.

An interview about the BSHM with our past President Iain Macintyre  and an article about  Douglas Guthrie, our first President, are available here.