auckland medical history society

The Society normally meets on the first Thursday of each month from March to November. The exact date is circulated along with a programme and newsletter each month. The venue is the Ernest and Marion Davis Medical Library (EMDL) and Lecture Theatre situated in the grounds of the Auckland City Hospital.

Members of the Health and allied professions, who have an interest in medical history are welcome to join the Society. At present the Society has a membership of about 150 with a regular attendance of between 70-100. The Society has been active for 50 years, being founded in 1964.

The meetings usually begin with drinks at 6.00pm and dinner at 6.30pm followed by the presentations at 7.30-9.00pm. It is possible to attend the presentations only. Usually 1-2 papers are presented each evening.

At times, there will be special displays of relevant historical items. A selection of historical books from the Library’s collection is commonly available and can be made available for short-term loan.
The Society is grateful for the long-term support of the James Newman and the Laurie Gluckman bequests that provide some extra finance for running the Society We also appreciate the regular support of Healthlink.

The details of the Annual subscription are noted elsewhere in this site.

Guests are always welcome and members are encouraged to invite their friends along to these meetings.