Our 60th anniversary exhibition explores the history of haematology through 60 stories, people, objects and memories.
We invited members of our haematology community to share memories and their expert knowledge of our specialty.
We discovered some remarkable stories including tales of viper venom cures, musical conferences, fascinating historical equipment collections and much more.
Whether it is a trip down memory lane or an insight into the equipment and methods used by previous generations, we hope you enjoy the stories and we are extremely grateful to all who contributed.
‘All agreed’: Discover the story of the Society’s earliest days in 1960
Second meeting of BSH, Oxford 1961
© Clinical Photography & Medical Illustration Services, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester 2020
Snakes alive! How the Reptile House at London Zoo started a thirty-year medical mystery
Rusven, Russell's viper venom
Source: C Haggart, © BSH
Tools of the trade
Universal compound microscope 1790
Source: L A Parapia, © BSH
Reflections on the pandemic
Working in haematology during the Covid-19 pandemic - share your experience
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries at the Science Museum
© E Shepley
BSH at 60
Explore more of our anniversary content, including the haem team animation
Further contributions welcome
It is not too late to contribute to our 60 at 60 exhibition. If you have any haematology items of historical interest or a story you would like to share, please let us know.
The views expressed in the material filmed for the anniversary are those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent the views of the British Society for Haematology.
The information included in our anniversary exhibition is correct to the best of our knowledge but please do let us know if you spot any errors or omissions.