History of Medicine Meetings Hosted by Mayo Clinic

August 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Students, university faculty, physicians, librarians, archivists, and history of medicine researchers gathered in Rochester for the 40th annual meeting of the American Osler Society (http://www.americanosler.org/) from April 26-29, 2010 and the 83rd annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM)  (http://www.histmed.org/) from April 29-May 2, 2010.  Affiliated history societies which also met during this time period included the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, Medical Museums Association, the Sigerist Circle, and the History of Psychiatry Discussion Group.  A special luncheon was arranged for medical students attending the meeting.  The AAHM meeting attracted over 400 registrants with five concurrent sessions making it the largest meeting of this society to date.  A special exhibit at the Rochester Art Center entitled “Five Centuries of Medicine in Art” from the collection of Bruce and Lois Fye was mounted to coincide with the history meetings (http://rochesterartcenter.org/exhibitions/20G/2010/fye.html).  Mayo Clinic meeting sponsors included: The Dr. Carlos Evans and Elizabeth Margeson Harrison Named Visiting Professorship, Mayo Clinic Center for the History of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic History of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Libraries, and Mayo Clinic Sponsorship Board.

J. Michael Homan, Director
Mayo Clinic Libraries, Rochester

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