18th century European scholarly societies and academies/Royal Humane Society
Name: Royal Humane Society
Aleternative Names: Royal Society for the recovery of persons apparently drowned, Institution for affording immediate Relief to Persons apparently dead, from drowning
Founding Date: 1774
The Society was founded in 1774 by two doctors, William Hawes and Thomas Cogan. The doctors were attempting to promote the new medical technique of resuscitation which at the time was considered contreversial. The Society is now a charity organization that gives honorary awards for acts of bravery.
A journal written by William Hawes, Transactions of the Royal Humane Society; dedicated by permission to His Majesty can be found in the Cambridge University catalogue.