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Mentor Spotlight: James C. Rouman, MD., the Consummate Mentor in Medicine

By Richard Lilly, retired anesthesiologist James C. Rouman, MD, was my mentor from early in my internship at Hartford Hospital and throughout my career at Hartford Hospital and University of…

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Lessons from the Past: Yellow Fever, the Civil War, and COVID-19

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are War, Famine, Death, and Pestilence. The last is defined as a contagious and infectious disease, both virulent and devastating: punishment for the wicked and unfaithful.


Introducing the New Hartford Medical Society

We welcome Connecticut’s dynamic medical community to experience the new Hartford Medical Society. Our new logo, brand identity, and website all underscore our commitment to building the future of medicine…

Reflections from Influenza with Coronavirus

Reflections Comparing the Deadly Influenza Pandemic in 1917-1918 with the Coronavirus Pandemic Of 2020 By H. David Crombie, M.D.


New Librarian for the Hartford Medical Society Library

On January 22, 2020, the Hartford Medical Society Library welcomed its newest librarian, Teri Shiel, MLS, MA.


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…