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!

Fall, 2016: Upcoming Dinner Programs…

Register Now for one or both of these stimulating programs!

Wednesday,  September 14, 2016, Attorney and Hartford Courant columnist Kevin F. Rennie will lead an engaging dialogue on the subject of the upcoming Presidential election. Get familiar with Mr. Rennie by visiting his blog: “Daily Ructions.”

Wednesday, 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!).

Shared Moments from Previous Events

Dr. Robert Schweizer

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Tables are set, waiting for guests to arrive!


Celebrating HMS’s 170th Birthday with a
delicious cake!



Meet, greet, drink, and chat before the program begins…


Drs. discussing program, and renewing acquaintances.


Almost time for dinner…

Greeting the evening’s presenter.


Dr. Spar opens the evening and introduces the topic:
“Evoking Emotion in Painting, Lessons Learned in Psychology and Neuroscience,”

Colin McEnroe

Members Pre-Program Conversation

Hartford Medical Society members enjoying a meal and conversation before Colin McEnroe begins his presentation.

Members and Guests

Society members sit with Colin McEnroe (right center) and Pooja Patel (on left), the society’s first scholarship recipient.

Pooja Patel - Scholarship Recipient

Dr. Ira Spar presents Pooja Patel with a certificate, and welcomes her to join the Hartford Medical Society at all events while she is a student of medicine.


Pictures from our evening with Former Governor Lowell Weicker