2017 Meeting Date: May 17th
The Society's 37th Anniversary
This year the Medical History Society of New Jersey (MHSNJ) celebrates its 37th anniversary. Dr. Morris Saffron (1905-1993), medical historian and practicing dermatologist, was the driving force behind the founding of our Society. It was Dr. Saffron who delivered the first formal course of lectures on medical history in the state in 1958, when he was installed as Professor of the History of Medicine at the Seton Hall College of Medicine. Dr. Saffron's memory is kept alive by an annual lectureship established in his honor.