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Founded in 1980

he first state-level medical history society to have a website.  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.


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Past events

Wednesday, May 01, 2024 Annual Spring Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Medical Research Misconduct - A Zoom Talk by Alan J. Lippman, MD
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 The King's Midwife: A History and Mystery of Mme du Coudray - A Zoom Talk by Nina Gelbart, PhD
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 Zoom Talk: Osler's Eccentric Patient, by John Zen Jackson, Esq.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Zoom Event: "Medical School Architecture in Philadelphia: A Very Short History", by Steven J. Peitzman, MD, FACP
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 MHSNJ Zoom Social
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Annual Spring Meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Sandra Moss, MD: Sir Moses Montefiore and Dr. Thomas Hodgkin: A Beautiful Friendship
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Paul Stepansky: The Historical and Ahistorical Nature of Medical Caring (Donald F. Kent Memorial Lecture)
Thursday, January 05, 2023 MHSNJ Winter Social
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 Richard J. Kahn, MD: Noah Webster: Epidemiologist Revisited
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 MHSNJ Summer Social
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Bob Vietrogoski: Dr. Harrison Martland: Newark's Sherlock Holmes
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Linda Whitfield-Spinner: "Breaking Racial and Social Barriers: The Life of Dr. E. Mae McCarroll."
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Dennis Cornfield: “Ladies First: The West Philadelphia Hospital for Women.”
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 W. Bruce Fye: "French Caricatures of Doctors (1906-1926): Graphic Satire and the Search for Hidden Meanings”
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Karen Reeds: "The Sniff Test: Making Sense of Medicinal Plants in Colonial North America."
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Sandra Moss: "Doc Holliday: Dentist at the O.K. Corral"
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 T. Jock Murray: The Medical Response to the Halifax Explosion
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 David J. Wolf: Sir William Osler and Bookworms
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 MHSNJ Summer Social
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Michael Nevins: "Dancing Through Rutgers Medical College, 1826-1828"
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Nicole Salomone: Something at the Coffin is Knocking: Social Implications of Premature Burial in Enlightenment England
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 MHSNJ Saffron Lecture: Jonathan Engel, "The Genesis of Private Health Insurance in the United States"
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Alan Lippman: Protest by Arson: The Burning of the 'Quarantine'
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Joshua Schor: "Long Term Care Before and After Covid" by Dr. Joshua Schor
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Robert Vietrogoski: ‘Agitation of the Question’: James McCune Smith and the New York Academy of Medicine, 1847 and 2018
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Eighth Annual Donald F. Kent Memorial Lecture: Dr. William H. Frishman Discusses “The Health and Medical Care of the Presidents: 1789 – 2020"
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Vincent J. Cirillo: Oil of Turpentine: Sheet Anchor of 19th Century Therapeutics
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Frank Katz Discusses “Combating Antivivisectionists While Seeking Cures for Disease: The Rockefeller Institute in New Jersey"
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 David K. Randall: 41st Annual Morris Saffron Lecture: "Black Death at the Golden Gate"
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 John Zen Jackson: “Walt Whitman’s Healing Presence: A Poet’s Civil War.”
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 CANCELLED: SPRING 2020: Meeting of the Medical History Society of New Jersey
Friday, May 01, 2020 The Society's 40th Anniversary
Friday, November 01, 2019 2019 New Jersey History Conference, NJ Women Make History
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Annual Fall Meeting


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