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Medical History Society of New Jersey

About Us

By joining the Medical History Society of New Jersey as an Active Member, you will be instrumental in helping to achieve our mission of promoting interest, research, and writing in the history of medicine and allied fields.

Annual dues are only $50 for Associate Members, $15 for students and $350 for Life Membership.

Dues help keep the costs of meetings down, maintain the basic operations of the organization, and support our growing online projects, including our newsletter, expanded website, and MHSNJ Blog.

Contact President Linda Whitfield-Spinner, Vice President Bob Vietrogoski, Secretary Valerie Josephson or Treasurer Curtis Gibson for more information.

Our Mission

The Medical History Society of New Jersey (MHSNJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of public awareness and preservation of local and international history of medicine.  Founded on May 7, 1980, its work is based on the fundamental belief that an understanding of how medicine was practiced in the past was shaped and continues to influence aspects of our cultural, political and philosophical beliefs and decision-making.

Using our website and other social media applications, we connect our local and international visitors with opportunities to network, explore diverse medical history topics by presenting scholarly papers at our biannual programs, and encourage members and visitors to share their passion for medical history through discussions on our blog. As advocates for medical history the Society prides itself in promoting and encouraging historical research, analysis and publication.

Currently the MHSNJ holds biannual meetings featuring presentations of scholarly papers.  These programs also provide opportunities for conversation among members and visitors with shared historical interests. 

The Medical History Society of New Jersey invites all who share an interest in the history of medicine to join the Society. Our members are men and women with a broad range of experience and expertise. Membership is open to practitioners, researchers, educators, and students who have an interest in medical history.

Top 5 Reasons to Join MHSNJ

  • An opportunity to improve public perceptions about medical history by publishing your scholarly projects on the MHSNJ website

  • Reduced fees on Society-sponsored programs

  • Opportunity to join one of the MHSNJ committees

  • Opportunity to be elected to the Executive Board

  • Access to Society members through our social media applications

  • Opportunities to share your research with MHSNJ Writers’ Group

  • Opportunity to be featured in our “Members in the News and Research in Progress” section on our website

  • Peer-reviewed scholarly papers.

  • Opportunity to participate in the MHSNJ online book reviews

  • Opportunity to share your love of medical history with other MHSNJ members!

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Phone: 973-972-7830
Fax: 973-972-7474

Medical History Society of New Jersey
c/o RBHS - Special Collections
G.F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences
30 Twelfth Avenue
PO Box 1709
Newark, NJ 07101-1709

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