History of Maryland Medicine

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History of Maryland Medicine Campaign

The Center for a Healthy Maryland is working with MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to preserve the rich history of medicine in Maryland. MedChi, established in 1799, is one of the oldest medical societies in the country and is home to an impressive historical collection of archives, portraits, books, and medical artifacts dating back to the late 1700s. These collections are being made more accessible through exhibits and online displays.

The Center is also gathering oral histories from some of our most prominent physicians. The Center sponsors lectures and symposia highlighting the important contributions to medicine made by Maryland physicians with topics of interest not only to the medical community, but to the broader community of people interested in history and heritage.

Be sure to check out the MedChi Archives blog, which features frequent posts on the wide range of art, architecture and archives that we are so fortunate to have in our possession.

Oral History Read the Oral Histories of Dr. George Malouf, Sr. and long-time MedChi staffer, Bernadette Huber.

Hunt Historical Lectureship Series
Information and photos from the first three lectures.

Portrait and Artifact Collections
An online gallery of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society’s portrait collection of Maryland physicians.

MedChi Archives
Information about MedChi’s Archives and select items from the collection. Please click the image below to visit our archives blog.

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MedChi’s Buildings
An architectural study of MedChi’s historic buildings.

List of Past MedChi Presidents
Please click for a complete list of MedChi’s past presidents, dating from 1799 to the present.

List of Hospitals, Asylums and Medical Schools in Baltimore
Please click for a list of Hospitals, Asylums, and Medical Schools in Baltimore from 1799 to the present. This is a work in progress and we welcome your input here.

Book of Bookplates
MedChi has a collection of more than 200 historic bookplates, collected by Marcia Noyes in the 1920’s and 1930’s. These plates date from the 1700’s to the 1900’s.

What You Can Do

The History of Maryland Medicine Campaign needs your support! We would appreciate your donation to the Campaign which will be used to research, restore, and display items within the MedChi Library building.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the campaign, please mail the donation form and payment to the Center for a Healthy Maryland, 1211 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201 or click on the Donate button below to make a contribution online.

With your help, the rich medical history of Maryland will be preserved for generations to come!

Contact Information

For more information about the History of Maryland Medicine Campaign, please contact:

Meg Fairfax Fielding
Director of Development & the History of Maryland Medicine
Tel: 800.492.1056 / 410.539.0872 x 3336
Fax: 410.649.4131