Journal of the Boston University School of Medicine Historical Society

The Journal of the BUSM Historical Society is accepting submission for next fall’s issue. We are looking for contributions in the fields of:

  • Medicine in Antiquity
  • History of Medicine, Public Health, and related fields
  • History of Medical Education
  • History of BUSM, BMC, and Boston City Hospital
  • History of Medicine in Boston and in Massachusetts
  • Biographical Essays
  • Ethics/Editorials
  • General Medical History
  • Book Reviews

If you have an interest in these topics, or have a suggestion for another topic, and would like to write an article please contact us at  We suggest a length or 2000-3000 words, but can be flexible.  Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2016.

Want to write but don’t have a topic? Contact us and we can send you a few ideas.

We look forward to reading your submissions!


Stephen Reese & Teng Peng
ASCEO Magazine

2015-2016 Issue (Click on image to open PDF file)


All Issues (Click on the covers to open PDF file)

Aceso Fall 2012 Cover
Aceso Spring 2014 Cover
Volume I, 2012-2013 Volume II, 2013-2014
Aceso Spring 2015 Cover
Aceso Spring 2016 Cover
Volume III, 2014-2015 Volume IV, 2015-2016

The journal is named for a Greek goddess, the daughter of Asclepius and sister of Panacea. Her name comes from the Greek word akéomai, which means “to heal.” She represented the act of the healing process itself. Unlike Panacea, she represented medicine from the patient’s side, a process that involved both the sick and the physician. Rather than a magic cure or fix, Aceso was more involved in overall care and a realization that healthcare took time (as opposed to Panacea, the magic cure).

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