The Medical Society in Copenhagen is the oldest continuously functioning medical company in the world. The company is officially founded October 11, 1772 "... to remind Crown Prince Frederik's birthday", but as early as 9 September the same year met the six Doctors Abildgaard, Callisen, Junge, Saxtorph, Schønheyder and Johan Clemens assembled in the latter's home and on his own initiative to discuss the establishment of the company.
The Medical Society in Copenhagen was established "... for mutual encouragement and common endeavour to medical science improvement and spread to the Fatherland benefit and honour ..."
The Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh is older - founded in 1737 - but this company has evolved into a forum for medical students and is no longer a medical company.
Since its creation, the Medical Society in Copenhagen was the setting for a lively scientific activity with presentations and discussions. Since 1772 Company held 2,380 meetings. Unofficially referred to it as "the old lady".
The company provides financial support for traveling in medical scientific purposes and support for young researcher’s for their medical projects. In addition, the company has recommendations concerning the distribution of a number of awards and scholarships.
Company seal depicting fertility goddess Isis, which rises over a column carrying a lyre and Esculaps wand.
The Latin motto of the company is "Vivat, Floriat, Crescat Societas Medica Hafnienses" (Let the Medical Society in Copenhagen live, flourish and grow).Read More»