This association had its origins in a small meeting held in Washington, DC, on May 5, 1925. Doctors met organized the American Society of International Section for the History of Medicine and decided to meet annually. At the meeting in 1927, historical papers were presented for the first time.
The AAHM has sought to encourage scholarship and teaching the history of medicine in a variability of means. Since 1940 he has actively encouraged the establishment of constituent societies. A number of other companies, more specialized meet once a year with the AAHM. The largest is the circle Sigerist (established in 1990), which encourages the historical focus on issues of class, race or sex or the use of Marxist, feminist or critical methodologies related. There are also less formal caucuses or groups of interest that meet during the annual meetings. These include clinical and historians women. In some years, the AAHM and the American Society Osler on the same site in sequence. From 1940 to 1965, the AAHM prepared an annual bibliography of current articles about the history of medicine for publication in the History of Medicine report. Starting in 1965 this task was taken over by the National Library of Medicine with your reason and history Bibliography of Medicine and later with their bibliographies online. The AAHM has also sponsored numerous studies on the current state of medical history teaching in US medical schools and graduate programs in the history of medicine. These resulted in important published reports. The Association has not forgotten its origins in the International Society for the History of Medicine, He continues to send an official delegation to meetings around the world, and individual members also participate.Read More»