The first state-level history of medicine society in America!
The Medical History Society of New Jersey was founded on May 7, 1980, and was the first state-level historical society dedicated to the history of medicine. Our goal is to promote interest, research, and writing in medical history, and we are dedicated to the discussion and enjoyment of the history of medicine and allied fields. Dinner meetings are held twice a year in May and October, at the Nassau Club in Princeton, NJ. These semi-annual programs consist of a short business meeting followed by several talks on a variety of subjects, and then either the Saffron or Kent Lectures.
The Saffron Lecture is given each May by the nation's most prominent medical historians. Past Saffron Lecturers include Genevieve Miller, Lloyd Stevenson, Harry Dowling, Whitfield Bell, Lester King, Gert Brieger, Ynez O'Neill, Kenneth Ludmerer, Gerald Geison, Gerald Grob, David Cowen, Michael Bliss, and Charles Rosenberg.
The Kent Memorial Lecture is given every October as the continuation of the Leacture series which began in 1993. Past presentors of this series includes Ira Rezak, Bert Hansen, James Tait Goodrich, Samuel H. Greenblatt, and Randi Hutter Epstein.
Are you interested in the history of medicine in New Jersey? Do you want to get together with like-minded individuals? Have you been looking for an enjoyable group of people who are as interested as you are in furthering the study of the history of medicine? You've come to the right place, and we're happy to have you!