The Journal of the Liverpool Medical History Society

The journal of the Society, Medical Historian, has been published annually since 1988. Speakers are invited to submit a written (referenced) version of their paper of up to 8,000 words for inclusion in the number issued at the end of the session. The support of the Cohen bequest in producing the Bulletin is gratefully acknowledged. 

Medical Historian No 26 - 2014-2015 Session
Medical Historian No 25 - 2013-2014 Session
Medical Historian No 24 - 2012-2013 Session
Medical Historian No 23 - 2011-2012 Session
Medical Historian No 22 - 2010-2011 Session
Historian No. 21 - 2009-2010 Session
Medical Historian No. 20 - 2008-2009 Session
Medical Historian No. 19 - 2007-2008 Session
Medical Historian No. 18 - 2006-2007 Session
Medical Historian No. 17 - 2005-2006 Session
Medical Historian No. 16 - 2004-2005 Session
Medical Historian No. 15 - 2003-2004 Session
Medical Historian No. 14 - 2002-2003 Session
Medical Historian No. 13 - 2002-2003 Session
Medical Historian No. 12 - 2001-2002 Session
Medical Historian No. 11 - 1999-2000 Session

The Poor Law and After - April 1999

Wives and Whores in Victorian Liverpool - Papers delivered at a meeting of the Society
4 April 1998

Medical Historian No. 10 - 1998
Medical Historian No. 9 - 1997

Women in Medicine During World War II - 1996

Medical Historian No. 8 - 1995-1996
Medical Historian No. 7 - July 1994
Medical Historian No. 6 - July 1993
Medical Historian No. 5 - July 1992
Medical Historian No. 4 - July 1991
Medical Historian No. 3 - July 1990
Medical Historian No. 2 - 1989
Medical Historian No. 1 - July 1988

Guidelines for contributing authors (Adobe pdf document)

LMI Conference Facilities

Liverpool Medical Institution

Liverpool Medical History Society

The Liverpool Medical History Society was founded in 1984. It is affiliated to the British Society for the History of Medicine, and supported by the Cohen Bequest via the University of Liverpool. Meetings are held at the Liverpool Medical Institution. They reflect the diverse backgrounds and interests of our members, including ancient medicine, general practice, occupational medicine, dentistry, nursing, clinical practice, medical education, veterinary  science, military medicine, art and medicine, demography and social policy.

Liverpool Medical History Student Society (LiMHS) Committee Members


                Programme 2015-16


4 October   Dr Stuart Anderson, Pharmacy in the Great War
10 November Joint meeting with the LMI: eleventh annual History of Medicine Medical Students' Prize Evening (6.00  p.m. start – booking essential email:
17 November  Henry Cohen History of Medicine Lecture: Professor Mark Jackson 
The Role of Emotion in Disease
9 December Emeritus Professor Gareth Williams Paralysed with Fear, the history of Polio
10 February Dr Yolanda ErasoKnowledge circulation in breast cancer detection. Techniques, methods and lexicon
9 March  Dr Laura King, From hiding in the pub to cutting the cord: the involvement of men in childbirth in Britain, c.1950s to the present
8 April   Dr Claire Jones, Antibiotic development and the emergence of resistance
12 May INAUGURAL FRANCES IVENS LECTURE: Professor David Rosner, University of Columbia, New York; Trying Times: Reflections on History, the Courts and Defining Disease


Refreshments from 5.00 pm, talks begin at 5.30 pm

Liverpool Medical Institution

114 Mount Pleasant (entrance at rear of TSB, by The Font)

All welcome – bring a friend!


Following meetings there is an optional informal supper at the LMI: price £13.50 per person. Places must be pre-booked with or 0151 794 4552


For further information, please contact 0151 794 4552, email

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