Affiliated Organisations

Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society

Bristol Medico-Historical Society
Dr Peter Carpenter

British Society for the History of ENT

British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health

British Society for the History of Pharmacy

British Society for the History of Radiology

De Partu History of Childbirth Group

De Partu  is interested in all aspects of childbirth and midwifery, from Ancient Egypt to the present day. Although it is principally an online forum, with a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@de_partu), we also aim to have a ‘real’ meeting every year.
Our book reviews naturally focus on the history of childbirth and midwifery in its broadest sense, and have recently extended in scope to include relevant historical fiction. No date limit is set for inclusion, since older work may still be of scholarly value.
contact Dr Janette Allotey

Devon and Exeter Medical Society

Glenside Hospital Museum, Bristol

Herbal History Research Network

Historical Medical Equipment Society
Secretary: Dr Peter Mohr
The HMES is concerned with the study & collection of old surgical instruments and other medical, hospital & pharmacy equipment.
Further information & membership details from

History of Medicine Society of Wales
contact Mr David H A Jones FRCS

Lancaster Medical Museum
contact Dr Bryan Rhodes

Lindsay Society for the History of Dentistry
contact Dr Brian Williams
The British Dental Association has a museum in central London, open to all.

Liverpool Medical History Society

Osler Club of London

Royal College of Physicians – Library and Archives

Royal Society of Medicine – History of Medicine Society
Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2985
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
Section administrator, phone Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2985, email:
For details and events see our notice board and
History of Medicine Publications from the the RSM include The Journal of Medical Biography

The Scottish Society of the History of Medicine
Hon Secretary: Mr Andreas Demetriades EMail:


Science Museum (Medicine Curatorial Team)

Sheffield Aesculapian Society
contact Dr Stephen Brennan

Suffolk Medical History Society
contact Dr Ted Cockayne

Surgeons’ Hall Museums Edinburgh

Ulster Society for the History of Medicine

Wellcome Library
Membership of the library is free for anyone with a research or study interest in the history and progress of medicine.
E-registration is available in advance of visiting or to receive news.
As well as extensive document collections the library has a large collection of images, very many of them already available in electronic form.

West Sussex History of Medicine Society

Worcester Medical Museums
There are two medical  museums  in Worcester sharing a common website

George Marshall Medical Museum      curator Louise Price   email
The Infirmary                                        curator Mark Macleod   email

Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of
London (Faculty of the History and
Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy)
Tel: 020 7236 1189
The Faculty run two diploma courses. The Diploma in the History of Medicine and the Diploma in Ethics and Philosophy.
Contact: Maria Ferran, Faculty Coordinator Email:
The Friends of the Archives encourages members of the general public to join with them in helping raise funds for the conservation of the material in the archives and  also helps with the purchase of relevant acquisitions as necessary.
Both faculties and friends hold evening lectures with eminent international speakers that are worldly renowned. Memberships are available for all of the above.
The schedule of forthcoming Eponymous lectures  (with subscription supper) is available here.

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