The International Society for the History of Medicine

The British Society for the History of Medicine represents the United Kingdom in the International Society for the History of Medicine (ISHM). The ISHM has direct individual membership, and members have privileged access to the biannual e-journal Vesalius.

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Membership subscriptions to the ISHM for 2018 for those under 30 and over 70 are £21 and for all others £42. Subscription cheques for 2018 should be made payable to the British Society for the History of Medicine and can be posted to the BSHM’s National Delegate to the ISHM, currently Dr. Kenneth Collins, at 2/2 11 Braidholm Crescent, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6HH by 31st May, or paid by Bank Swift using the following Bank details:

ISHM Treasury Bank: Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Ag. 8
Bank Address: Via Calefati, 187 – 70122 Bari – Italy
Bank Account Number: 77110.37
IBAN: IT 26 P01030 04008000007711037

To join the International Society and for general correspondence please contact
Prof. Dana BARAN, ISHM General Secretary
Department of Interdisciplinary Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, “Gr.T.Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Str. Universitatii, nr.16, 700115 IASI, ROMANIA
E-Mail :

ISHM International Congresses and Meetings 
An international Congress is held every two years, and an international meeting in the years between congresses. Following the 2017 Meeting in Beijing, China the
2018 Congress will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 3rd-7th September 2018 and the Centenary Congress will be in Riga, Latvia in 2020. These events are an ideal way of making new contacts with medical historians from around the world in cities with a rich medical history. For details of the Lisbon Congress go to