American Association for the History of Medicine

Founded in 1925, the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) is a professional association of historians, physicians, nurses, archivists, curators, librarians, and others. The AAHM promotes and encourages research, study, writing, and interest in the history of medicine and allied fields.

Clio Initiative

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Help for Graduate Students

Check out the Orals Bibliographies for many history of medicine subject areas

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Bulletin of the History of Medicine

The Winter issue includes articles from Lauren Kassell, Joris Vandendriessche, Viviane Quirke, and Christoph Schweikardt

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Conferences: History of DNA Sequencing

A meeting on the history of DNA sequencing will be held July 16-19, 2015, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL;, on Long Island, in New York. Financial assistance is available to students and scholars interested in attending this meeting. See: The Evolution of Sequencing Technology: A Half-Century of Progress This meeting is part […]

Prizes: Call for Nominations for the 2015 Diane Forsythe Prize

The Diana Forsythe Prize was created in 1998 to celebrate the best book or series of published articles in the spirit of Diana Forsythe’s feminist anthropological research on work, science, and/or technology, including biomedicine. The Prize is awarded annually at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association by a committee consisting of one representative from […]

Fellowships: New York Academy of Medicine Fellowships

The New York Academy of Medicine’s Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health offers two one-month residential fellowships to support research projects focused on the history of medicine and public health.  Application forms for the fellowships, the Paul Klemperer Fellowship in the History of Medicine and the Audrey and William H. […]

Calls for Papers: Conference on the Medical History of the Vietnam War

On March 10-12, 2016, the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage will be co-sponsoring a conference on the medical history of the Vietnam War. This two-day conference will be hosted at the Doubletree Hotel, San Antonio, […]

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American Association for the History of Medicine
Jodi Koste, Secretary
509 N 12th St
Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298
+1 804.828.9898