Welcome To The Hartford Medical Society

Since its inception in 1846, one hundred and seventy (170) years ago, the Hartford Medical Society has espoused a three-pronged mission of learning, camaraderie and community service. Today we support the same objectives by sponsoring lectures, social activities, and outreach in the form of scholarships, mentoring, and medical exhibits.

Our historical library, with volumes dating to the early 1500’s, is housed at the University of Connecticut Health Center. It is a very special collection and a researcher’s delight.

We invite you to enjoy our offerings – library, lectures, social events – and to consider joining us. Visit the HMS Library website anytime!


Upcoming October Dinner Program…

civil-war-hospital-newspapers-imageWednesday, October 26, 2016, Join HMS for a presentation of the new book Civil War Hospital Newspapers.”  Author, veteran and bon vivant Ira Spar M.D. will discuss the convalescent soldier’s life, fears and aspirations in the 1860’s. Get familiar with the writing of Dr. Spar by reviewing a previous work: New Haven’s Civil War Hospital, A History of Knight U.S. General Hospital, 1862–1865.  (His newest book should be published in time for this exhilarating talk in October!).

REGISTER NOW for Dr. Spar’s talk!


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