The Bristol Medico Historical Society

The lectures presented at the society meetings are now being published in the West of England Medical Journal. See the latest edition! 


10 December 2018 Create Centre

Ms Lois Tutton: All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth - a history of dentures 

Prof Paul Goddard: The development of MRI scanning. 


Monday 11 March 2019

Prof. Peter Dunn – Swaddling: then and now

Prof. Gordon Stirrat: The Poppy: panacea and plague


Monday 13 May 2019

Dr Bruno Bubna-Kasteliz Scottish doctors at the Russian Imperial Court

Dr Mike Davidson – Scottish doctors and the slave trade


Monday 14 October 2019 AGM

Mr Walford Vesalius; the angry father of human anatomy

Prof. Francis Duck: Bath War Hospital (1916-1919) 


Monday 9 December 2019

Dr Trevor Thomas  – El Greco through Medical Eyes [single talk]


Please note other meetings

Members of The Bristol Med Hist Society are automatically members of the British Society for the History of Medicine -  see  for details of meetings and their next  2019 National Congress  to be in Bristol on 11 - 14th September. 


Past Talks since 2003

13 July 2015
A list of the talks given since December 2003

Welcome to the

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 for a trial period. 


Hon Secretary: Dr Peter Carpenter

Please contact through Med Chi Admin