Hartford Medical Society
The vital connection
between the past, present, and future of medicine in Connecticut
The medical community in Connecticut is diverse, dynamic, unique.
At HMS, we welcome all—from students to practicing physicians, retired or semi-retired doctors to administrators and healthcare providers.
Together we celebrate the unique history of medicine in our state while promoting the latest tools and techniques leading the way into the future of health and healthcare.
Founded in 1846, the Hartford Medical Society has connected the past, present, and future of medicine in Connecticut for more than 170 years. Throughout our existence, physicians of all kinds have benefited from the knowledge, camaraderie, and service opportunities HMS offers.
The history of medicine is alive in Connecticut, and the Hartford Medical Society Library offers a unique and inspiring look at where we’ve been. Housed at UConn Health, our collection has volumes and artifacts dating back to the 1500s.
‘Cleaning Up’ in the Early 20th Century
Take a look into the record of The Connecticut Society of Social Hygiene, a group formed in 1910 with the intent to combat venereal disease and promote healthy living through education. The group was active through the middle of 1917 when the United States entered World War I.
Lessons from the Past: Yellow Fever, the Civil War & Coronavirus
An epidemic pandemic brings an illness with high fever and a 25% mortality rate yet city businesses refuse quarantine. Government, concerned with the country’s morale during a divisive civil war, fails to act to avoid public panic and pull attention away from the war.
Hartford Medical Society has been connecting the medical community for more than 170 years. Ready to become a part of our history and help to shape the future of medicine in our state? Learn about the benefits and join HMS today!
Retired & Semi-Retired Physicians
Join in the comradery, keep on learning, and celebrate our shared history.
Learn and grow alongside other physicians. Increase wellness and curb burnout by connecting with likeminded individuals.
Promote wellness within your organization: partner with HMS to engage your medical professionals.