Presidential Addresses

The Society has been blessed with outstanding presidential leadership over the years. Members who have taken on this demanding service role wind up with a unique perspective about our discipline and its place in the wider world. Recognizing that, the SMH Council passed a motion at the 2009 Annual Meeting stipulating “that at the end of the second year [of a President’s term], the President will give a Presidential Address in lieu of a banquet speaker.” The Society is pleased to feature the occasional address on this page.