Medical History Society of New Jersey Zoom talks now on MHSNJ's YouTube channel

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The Medical History Society of New Jersey is finally on YouTube!

We now have three presentation videos online (with more to come soon):

Nicole Salomone, "Something in the Coffin is Knocking: Social Implications of Premature Burial in Enlightenment England" (June 2021)

Frank Katz, “Combating Antivivisectionists While Seeking Cures for Disease: The Rockefeller Institute in New Jersey” (November 2020)

Vincent J. Cirillo, "Oil of Turpentine: Sheet Anchor of 19th Century Therapeutics" (December 2020).

See also the June 21, 2021 talk by former MHSNJ president, Dr. Sandra Moss, on the Middletown Township Historical Society website: "Mad Hatters, the Radium Girls, and the Asbestos Hotel: Stories of New Jersey Industrial Toxins."

Coming next month: Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00pm Zoom talk. MHSNJ Past President Dr. Michael Nevins will present "Dancing Through Rutgers Medical School, 1826-1828"  -- tales of the short-lived (and illegal!) Rutgers Medical School of the 19th century.  To register, go to the MHSNJ website events page at  All welcome! (For more information: or 

MHSNJ is a member of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey:   ttps://  For more information about events at local historical societies around the state, contact Linda Barth, Executive Director,


Posted on behalf of the Medical History Society of New Jersey, 6/24/2021

Karen Reeds, MHSNJ past president and liaison with  the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey.

PS An older MHSNJ-related online talk:

"Old Herbals, New Readers"  Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS
29th Annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture (2015), April 9, 2015