Auckland Medical History Society

The Auckland Medical History Society (AMHS) was established in 1964 to promote an interest in and knowledge of medical history and encourage preservation of medical historical archives and artefacts.

AMHS which began as a small interest group, has grown over the years. AMHS currently has a database of about 200 names.  

Come along to our speaker presentations which make for an interesting evening. The topics can cover a range of topics related to health history; including biographical life stories of medical pioneers, public health historical issues such as epidemics and preventive medicine and significant medical discoveries and innovations.

Consider joining the AMHS mailing list and benefiting  from the Society's networks. 

50 Years of History

This publication was created to mark the 50 year anniversary of the Auckland Medical History Society. An interesting read for you about the Society and the archive of medical history topics we have presented in the past. Read more...(click on link to download booklet

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Welcome Students

AMHS invites students interested in medical history to join the AMHS Mailing list.  Students are very welcome to attend and participate in our speaker programme.  These evenings are a great opportunity to network with other students,  health professionals and others.  We hold some events especially for students. Recipents of the Medical History Essay Prize  are listed here: AMHS Medical History Essay Recipents

Medical History Essay Prize Student Presentation

How it all Began

In 1963 Dr Laurie Gluckman wrote  "I wish to draw attention to the desirability of fostering or developing a Society of Medical History".  A group of interested people met in August 1964 and empowered a sub-committee to develop a set of rules and suggestions for the Society.  These were adopted at the Inaugural Meeting in November 1964 and Dr Edward Roche elected first president. 

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