Copy of rules and minutes of the Oxford Medical Society
Rules and minutes of the Oxford Medical Society, 1st. December 1780-31st. March 1783 (Edinburgh University Library Dc. 7. 53).
- Creation: 1 Dec 1780-31 Mar 1783
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Facs. c. 56, fols. 1-2].
MS. Facs. c. 56
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CMD ID 21455
Copy of rules and minutes of the Oxford Medical Society.
Biographical / Historical
The Oxford Medico-Chirurgical Society was formed in 1836. Its members met in their own homes on a monthly basis for the purpose of sharing and disseminating the current medical literature. It is not known when the Society ceased to exist but it was certainly no longer in existence when the Oxford Medical Society was formed in 1892.
The Horse Ambulance Fund: an account book for the Horse Ambulance Fund, 1885-1900, was deposited with the records of the society but it does not seem to have any connection with the Oxford Medical Society or the Oxford Medico-Chirurgical Society.
The Oxford Medical Society was formed in 1892 so that medical practitioners in Oxford could meet to discuss cases or specimens and to listen to invited speakers. Sir Henry Wentworth Acland was the first president. It ceased to exist on 1st Dec. 2005, when it merged with Oxford Medical Alumni.
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- Copy of rules and minutes of the Oxford Medical Society
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