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.

Vesalius is seeking a new editor click here

Membership subscriptions to the ISHM for 2019  for those under 30 and over 70 are £21 and for all others £42. Subscriptions are now 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 2018 Congress in Lisbon, Portugal the Centenary Congress will be in Riga, Latvia in 2020. An international Meeting will be held in Oxoaca, Mexico in September 2019. 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 Riga Congress go to

The latest edition of the ISHM Newsletter can now be accessed at Members of affiliated national organisations are encouraged to use the Newsletter to exchange news and information with colleagues around the world. The Editor, Luca Borghi can be contacted at