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British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

  • Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases
Date
1923-2010
Reference
SA/BAS
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work

Description

Records of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases, including minutes, publications, records of conferences, relations with other bodies, and of successor body British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. There are relatively few records of the MSSVD prior to World War II but many of its proceedings were published in the British Journal of Venereal Diseases. There are a few gaps in holdings of more recent minutes.

The collection does not include any records of the Association for Genitourinary Medicine although there is an MSSVD file, SA/BAS/E.2. concerning relations between the two societies and the moves towards merger

Publication/Creation

1923-2010

Physical description

15 boxes

Arrangement

A. Administrative records MSSVD/BASHH
A.1 Council
A.2 AGM
A.3 Ordinary General Meetings
A.4 Brainstorm Meeting
A.5 Trustees
A.6 Merger
A.7 Financial
A.8 Education sub-committee
A.9 Website Editorial Board
A.10 Secretariat correspondence
A.11 Regional representatives
A.12 Honorary Life Members

B. Special Interest Groups

C. Publications:
C.1 Annual Reports
C.2 Newsletters and mailings

D. Overseas/Spring Meetings

E. Relations with Other bodies

F. Library and history

Acquisition note

Transferred to the Wellcome Library, February 2013, along with books from the Society's collection, and some videos passed to the Moving Image and Sound Collection

Biographical note

The BASHH was formed in 2002 by the merger of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (f. 1922) and the Association for Genitourinary Medicine (f. 1992). An article on the history of the MSSVD from 1922 to 1952, by Col L W Harrison, one of the founders, was published in the British Journal of Venereal Diseases, Vol 37, 1961. A few notes on its more recent history may be found in SA/BAS/F.1. It inaugurated the British Journal of Venereal Diseases, subsequently Genitourinary Medicine, since 2007 Sexually Transmitted Infections. The change of name on the occasion of the merger in 2003 reflects the increasing engagement of the society with general issues of sexual health as well as sexually transmitted diseases, as well as the importance of HIV to its work since the 1980s.

Copyright note

Retained by BASHH

Ownership note

These materials had been stored at the Royal Society of Medicine; two attendance books which had been received along with records of the Medical Society of London (where the meetings in question had been held) have now been transferred to this collection

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