Baltimore City Medical Society Celebrates 110 Years
Baltimore City Medical Society
Celebrates 100 Years…
On April 12, 2004, the Baltimore City Medical Society acknowledged and celebrated a significant milestone in its history – 100 years as a component of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society!
Photo by Baltimore City Medical Society Archives
It is, indeed, a rich history. One that all past, current and future members can be proud. We are sure members of the planning committee would agree, working on the 110th Anniversary Gala Committee afforded us a rare opportunity to “relive” the accomplishments and challenges of our colleagues over a course of more than a century.
Organized medicine in Baltimore traces its origin to 1788 when a small group of physicians from Baltimore and its environs met to form a medical society. The goal was to develop a “plan for the regulation of medical practice,” according to the announcement. No organization was actually formed, however, until 1799 when the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty was chartered by the State. A few years later, in 1805, the Baltimore City Medical Society was formed. With the exception of a period during the late Civil War, when meetings were prohibited, there has been an active medical society in the City. The present Baltimore City Medical Society, as a component of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, was formed in April 1904.