Founded in 1980
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The Medical History Society of New Jersey (MHSNJ) was founded on May 7, 1980. Traditionally, dinner meetings have been held twice a year at the Nassau Club in Princeton, NJ. ( Covid-19 interrupted this format, which is about to resume as a hybrid with Zoom meetings throughout the year). These programs have consisted of a short business meeting followed by several medical history talks by MHSNJ members or guests. After a fine dinner, one of two named lectures is delivered by a prominent medical historian. The Saffron Lecture series, named after Morris H. Saffron, M.D., PhD, dermatologist and medical historian, was established in 1980. The Kent Memorial Lecture series, named after physician, teacher and humanist Donald F. Kent, M.D., PhD, was started in 2013. A typical Zoom meeting consists of a medical history presentation by a MHSNJ member. In addition, the Society publishes a regular, weekly email Newsletter and also publishes members’ book reviews and original articles on its website.