History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Biomedical Engineering Society
8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 110, Landover, MD 20785-2224
Patricia Horner, Executive Director
In response to a manifest need to provide a society that gave equal status to representatives of both biomedical and engineering interests, the Biomedical Engineering Society was incorporated in Illinois on February 1, 1968. As stated in the Articles of Incorporation, the purpose of the Society is: "To promote the increase of biomedical engineering knowledge and its utilization."
Biomedical Engineering Society Collection, 1968-present
22 linear feet
The Society was incorporated in 1968 in Illinois.
The archival collection contains Board of Directors' Minutes, Business Meeting Minutes, Financial Records, miscellaneous photos of members mostly from annual meetings, complete membership lists, subcommittee reports, complete collection of journals and newsletters. Specific information on artificial organs is contained in the journal of the society and in supplemental issues which contain the abstracts submitted for the annual meetings.
The activities of this society are reported in the following engineering journals/newsletters:
- Annals of Biomedical Engineering
- BMES Bulletin
- BMES Membership Directory