Beaumont Medical Club Lectures

The Beaumont Medical Club was founded in 1920 by a group of Yale University School of Medicine physicians and faculty members including George Blumer, former dean, C.-E.A. Winslow, renowned microbiologist and public health practitioner, and M.C. Winternitz, well-know pathologist and dean of the medical school. Although the club's first meeting was held on December 14, 1920, the club adopted its official name three months later after some discussion. The founders were interested in naming the club for a distinguished physician, choosing William Beaumont, a Connecticut native and an early pioneer in physiology in this country, as an appropriate honoree.

The club was organized to promote the study of the history of medicine and to celebrate the contributions of physicians and medical scientists in promoting the welfare of mankind. From its inception, the Beaumont Medical Club has met on six or seven Friday evenings during the academic year in the Yale Historical Library to hear presentations by members and invited speakers. The meetings have been preceded by an informal tea and have been followed by a sherry hour and dinner for members and invited guests in the Beaumont Room almost since the beginning of the Club's history.

Today, tea is served at 4:30 P.M. in the Beaumont Room on the second floor of the Sterling Hall of Medicine above the medical library; the presentation starts at 5 P.M. in the Historical Library on the first floor; sherry and refreshments are served in the library immediately following the presentation; and dinner is served in the Beaumont Room from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


The Beaumont Medical Club

Lectures Spring 2014


 19 September 2014

 Jerzy Henisz, MD


 Location, Historical Library, 333 Cedar


 17 October 2014 – Rosen Lecture

 Dr Hoffman

 Topic to be announced

 Location, Historical Library, 333 Cedar


7 November 2014 – Beaumont Lecture

 Robert Levine, MD

 Topic to be announced

 Location, Historical Library, 333 Cedar


Lectures Spring 2015


20 February 2015

 Gordon Shepherd, MD

 Topic to be announced

 Location, Historical Library, 333 Cedar


 15 May 2015

 Joseph A. Grasso, Ph.D.

 His topic will be William H. Welch, M.D. 1850 - 1934. First dean, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine.

 Location, Historical Library, 333 Cedar