Sigerist Society

  • Sigerist Society
  • Archives and manuscripts

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Proceedings of the Society, 1947-1955. Not all the papers noted on the record of proceedings are present in this collection.



Physical description

1 box


Acquisition note

These proceedings were given to the library at Wellcome Collection by Mrs. Avis Hutt, widow of Alan Roscoe Clarke (a member of the Society), in September 1995.

Biographical note

The Society was named after Henry Ernest Sigerist (1891-1957) and was founded in 1947 by a group of left wing doctors with a strong Marxist component, meeting to discuss medicine in society, and wider philosophical issues. The Society was named after Henry Ernest Sigerist (1891-1957). Members included Philip Hart, Martin Roff, Richard Doll and Julian Tudor Hart. It met 2 or 3 times a year. The last of this incomplete set of proceedings dates from 1955, when it is believed the Society faded out.

Related material

At Wellcome Collection:

Papers of Sir Richard Doll are held as PP/DOL.

More information on socialist perspectives on medicine and health, from a slightly later period, can be found in the papers of the Politics Of Health Group (SA/PHG).

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Accession number

  • 589