Books by members and speakers

Related book

Prof David Cahill has recently had a book published on the Bristol Medical School

A History of Bristol Medical School: Personal and Collected Experiences of Students and Staff

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-8086

Speakers May 2021

Dr Michael Till: Crusader with Compassion: Dr Walter Hadwen, Gloucester GP, 1854-1932

ISBN: 978-1906978785

available via Amazon

Dr Monika Blackwell: A Tale of Two Doctors Sabina Skopinska and Monika Blackwell   

(Sabina's account of working as a GP in Poland in the 1920's and 1930's and her granddaughter's account and refelctions)

shortly being published by Clinical Press

She has also published her fathers account of being in the Warsaw Ghetto - available through Amazon

Mr Walford Gillison

has published two books based on his life in China which was the basis for his talk in 2008.

The latest can be purchased by a £10 donation to Medecins sans Frontieres - email for details

And the older through Amazon

Dr Michael Whitfield

Has been publishing a series of pamphlets through the Avon Local History Association - for list and detaisl for purchase see  A.L.H.A.

His latest are: Surgery in Eighteenth-Century Bristol

Resident hospital apothecaries in Georgian Bristol


Prof Paul Goddard

Has been publishing based on some of his talks to the society

Pandemic 2nd edition  2021 - an account of past pandemics  now with expanded and updated section on COVID

Available through Clinical Press or Amazon

A satirical look at the NHS.

Available through Clinical Press or Gazelle or Amazon


The rollercoaster of state medicine

Available through Clinical Press or Amazon

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Bristol Medico Historical Society.

This organisation, set up in 1986 by Prof John Clamp and Mr Michael Wilson, is dedicated to the research and discussion of all aspects of medical history. The society has a particular interest with history related to Bristol and the West of England.

It is holding its meetings at the Create Centre

Hon Secretary: Dr Peter Carpenter

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