Journal of the Historical Society

Boston University School of Medicine

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).

The Journal of the BUSM Historical Society is returning from a hiatus and is accepting submissions for the Spring 2023 issue. Journal submissions may encompass a variety of topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • 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 or other topics and would like to write an article please contact us at Want to write but don’t have a topic? Contact us and we can send you a few ideas.

For articles, we suggest a minimum length of 1000 words. General articles should range from  2000 to 3000 words and feature articles can be up to 7000 words. Images and figures that are public domain or owned by the author are encouraged. Please use AMA Style formatting for all citations.

The deadline for upcoming 2022-2023 academic year is February 1st, 2023.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

Submit Here

Best Regards,

A.J. Kim, Indee Beeram & Ryan Wolfe
MS4 Editors-in-Chief
Aceso Magazine

Aceso Fall 2019 Cover Photo

Past Issues (click on the covers to open PDF file)

Aceso Fall 2012 Cover

Aceso Spring 2014 Cover
Volume I, Fall 2012 Volume II, Spring 2014

Aceso Spring 2015 Cover

Aceso Spring 2016 Cover
Volume III, Fall 2015 Volume IV, Fall 2016
Aceso Fall 2012 Cover ACESO 2018:19 black border
Volume V, Fall 2017 Volume VI, Fall 2018


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