Transactions of the Society of Medical Officers of Health

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Society of Medical Officers of Health
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About this work


Transactions was the successor to the Society's published Annual Reports. In December 1876 the Council discussed the desirability of the Society publishing its transactions at regular intervals. A proposal from the Editor of The Practitioner to publish the transactions in that journal was rejected. Instead it was decided to publish the scientific papers read at ordinary meetings in the Annual Report to a fuller extent than before. In October 1879 it was decided that the transactions should be published annually under the title of 'Report and Proceedings', but no volume was published under that title. The first volume of Transactions was published in 1880 for the session 1879/80.

Each volume contains a list of office bearers and members; text of the President's inaugural address; full text of papers read, with illustrations and tables, and abstracts of discussions following (from 1881/82); the Secretary's annual report of the Society's main activities; and the Treasurer's annual financial statement. From J.2/7 onwards the current version of the bye-laws is also included.

Items J.2/1-4 contain the annual report for the previous session and list of office bearers and members for the current one. From J.2/5 onwards annual reports and lists of members are of corresponding sessions. Dating in the list below is based on the year of the annual report.



Physical description

14 volumes


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