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.

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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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A New View of the HMS Library:

Curious about the HMS Library? Want to look around without leaving your living room? You can see more here.

 

HMS Librarian Featured in History Podcast:

HMS Librarian Jennifer Miglus is featured in the podcast, Grating the Nutmeg Episode 58: Keeping It Clean in World War I.

In the 1910s, a group of Connecticut reformers formed a society aimed at solving a growing crisis – the spread of venereal diseases. The United States’ entry into WWI provided this so-called “social hygienist” movement with an unprecedented opportunity to influence the sexual mores of Americans. In this episode produced by Connecticut Historical Society’s Natalie Belanger, Natalie tells us how that worked out for these well-intentioned reformers—especially one George P. Thayer, a crusader for clean living that saw a little more in France than he’d bargained for.

Read more about Connecticut in World War I at ctexplored.org in the Spring 2017 and Winter 2014/2015 issues. Listen to this podcast here.

 

Learn More About Brain Injuries and the Future of College Football

On October 11,  Walter Harrison, President Emeritus, University of Hartford, addressed the history of brain injuries and college football and where the NCAA might do in the future because of the injuries. He distributed background information on brain injuries and football. To learn more, visit the links below:

NCAA Concussion Website
While sport-related concussion is an inherent risk in all contact and collision sports, the SSI has taken a leadership role, in collaboration with multiple key stakeholders, in evaluating the impact of concussions and repetitive head impact, as well as developing groundbreaking research and best practices to mitigate the potential effects of head injuries in sport.

  • NCAA/Department of Defense Concussion Research Website
  • The NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium is the largest concussion study in history. The project, funded by the NCAA and DOD, launched in 2014 and now includes participants on 30 campuses across the country.
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  • Football Playing Rules to Make Game Safer
  • The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Friday proposed altering the game’s kickoff rules to allow the receiving team to fair catch the kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback. 

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HMS Librarian Featured in History Podcast: HMS Librarian Jennifer Miglus is featured in the podcast, Grating the Nutmeg Episode 58: Keeping It Clean in World War I. In the 1910s, a group of Connecticut reformers formed a society aimed at solving a growing crisis – the spread of venereal diseases. The United States’ entry into
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New Traveling Exhibit in the UCONN Health Library Display At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in WWI Anticipating America’s entry into the war, physicians and military leaders had worked to expand the medical corps of the armed services.  When the U.S. entered the war, Army Surgeon General Dr. William Gorgas, sent registration forms
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Join HMS at the Town and County Club in Hartford on October 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm for dinner and learn about Brain Injuries and the Future of College Football, presented by Walter Harrison, president emeritus of the University of Hartford. Walter Harrison served as the University of Hartford’s president from 1998 until 2017, a period of growth, vitality, and
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