Nathan Smith Club

This club is the oldest and one of the best-kept secrets of the Yale School of Medicine. Established in 1924, the organization for medical students interested in the history of medicine was named for Dr. Nathan Smith (1762-1829), a New England physician who founded the Dartmouth Medical School before coming to New Haven to establish the medical department at Yale. The club is run by Yale medical students and meets several times a year to hear a fellow medical student present their research on some aspect of the history of medicine. These meetings are informal and typically take place at the home of a Yale medical faculty member.

Any medical student interested in the Nathan Smith Club is encouraged to contact the Section of the History of Medicine at 785-4338.

January 16, 2014
Stephen Latham (Director, Yale's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics) & David Odo (Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs. Yale University Art Gallery) will inaugurate a new era for the Club by leading a discussion on, "Empathy, Objects, and Medical History", 530 pm, Fulton Room, SHM, 333 Cedar Street.