Auckland Medical History Society

Now in its 60th year

The Auckland Medical History Society (AMHS) is a volunary, not for profit organsaition established in 1964 to promote an interest medical history and to encourage preservation of medical historical archives and artefacts.

AMHS which began as a small interest group, has grown over the years. AMHS currently has a database of > 250 names.  

Come along to our speaker presentations which make for an interesting evening. The topics can cover a range from health history including biographical life stories of medical pioneers, historical public health  issues such as epidemics and preventive medicine as well as significant medical discoveries and innovations.

Join our  AMHS mailing list and benefit  from the Society's networks. 

The first 50 Years 

This publication was created to mark the 50 year anniversary of the Auckland Medical History Society. An interesting read for you about the Society and the archive of medical history topics we have presented in the past. Read more...(click on link to download booklet

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Welcome Students

AMHS invites students interested in medical history to join the AMHS Mailing list.  Students are very welcome to attend & participate in the  speaker programme.  An excellent networking opportunity. See:  

Prize winners  Archives

Medical History Essay Prize Student Presentation

How it all Began

In 1963 Dr Laurie Gluckman wrote  "I wish to draw attention to the desirability of fostering or developing a Society of Medical History".  A group of interested people met in August 1964 and empowered a sub-committee to develop a set of rules and suggestions for the Society.  These were adopted at the Inaugural Meeting in November 1964 and Dr Edward Roche elected first president. 

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