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Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs

Repository

Biomedical Engineering Society



Address

8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 110, Landover, MD 20785-2224


Telephone

(301) 459-1999


Fax Number

(301) 459-2444


Website

www.bmes.org



Contact Person

Patricia Horner, Executive Director


email

pat.horner@bmes.org



Access and Services

Appointment required.



Abstract

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."




Collections


title/date

Biomedical Engineering Society Collection, 1968-present



Collection ID


Quantity

22 linear feet



Biographical Note

The Society was incorporated in 1968 in Illinois.



Collection Description

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.



Finding Aid

None



Restrictions

None



Related Material

The activities of this society are reported in the following engineering journals/newsletters:

  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • BMES Bulletin
  • BMES Membership Directory