Welcome to the Hartford Medical Society

Since its inception in 1846, over 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.



Membership for physicians and clinical practice, research/teaching, and training, and all others that have an interest in things medical is only $100 a year.

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Latest Posts

Join HMS Members for a fascinating look at how the United States used posters as a method to promote public morale though public service. On April 18, 2018, at 5:00 pm, Susan Wheeler, Curator, Prints and Drawings and Historical Medical Posters at the Yale Medical History Library, will share unique posters from WWI that were
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The Hartford Medical Society will offer a $500 Award at the UConn Medical Student Research Day for the project that shows the most effective research performed to advance community medicine on Monday, February 26, 2018. If you are interested in judging for this award, please let our office know: Email hms@hartfordmedicalsociety.org or call 860.586.7573. All HMS
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On December 5, 2017 the Hartford Medical Society Board met. Here are the highlights of that meeting. Dr. Jackie Lyon was appointed as Treasurer allowing Dr. Mick Bedard to serve as a Trustee of the society. The 2017-2018 Budget was approved. A new initiative discussed by the board is to host a marquee-level speaker with
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