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Society History

The Society of Toxicology was founded in 1961, as not just “a Society, but one that would be looked upon as a learned society composed of people trained in various disciplines related to toxicology,” writes Harry W. Hays, PhD, in Society of Toxicology History 1961–1986. Today, the Society that began with 108 charter members has grown to more than 7,800 members from more than 60 countries. The image above of the Founders of SOT was taken March 4, 1961. (Top Row: Paul S. Larson, C. Boyd Shaffer, Victor A. Drill, Frederick Coulston, Kenneth P. DuBois; Bottom Row: Harry W. Hays, Harold C. Hodge, Arnold J. Lehman, William B. Deichmann)

The current SOT historian is Marion F. Ehrich, PhD, DABT, ATS, who is assisted by the SOT Secretary and SOT Deputy Executive Director.

Audio interviews with SOT Charter Members John Doull and Herbert E. Christensen discussing significant moments in the Society’s history are available on the Charter Members page.

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Image Gallery
The Society has uploaded images dating back to its founding in 1961 to a digital archive. SOT members are invited to add images to the collection at any time.

Go to: The SOT Image Gallery

Annual Meeting and ToxExpo History
The first SOT Annual Meeting took place on April 25, 1962, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Society has visited dozens of cities across North America since then.

Go to: The complete list of past SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo locations

The 50th Anniversary
The Society celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2011 and developed a number of commemorative publications and posters to mark the occasion.

Go to: SOT 50th Anniversary Publications and Commemorative Posters

Time Capsule
In 2011, SOT leadership through the Society’s committee and group structure submitted items to be included in a time capsule that will be opened in celebration of the Society’s 75th anniversary in 2036. Time Capsule
Historical Documents by Council Year

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2016–2017 Table of Contents

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2015–2016 Table of Contents

About SOT

Membership

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2014–2015 Table of Contents

About SOT

Membership

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2013–2014 Table of Contents

About SOT

Membership

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2012–2013 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2011–2012 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2010–2011 Table of Contents

About SOT

Membership

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50th Anniversary

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2009–2010 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2008–2009 Table of Contents

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2007–2008 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2006–2007 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2005–2006 Table of Contents

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2004–2005 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2003–2004 Table of Contents

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2002–2003 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2001–2002 Table of Contents

About SOT

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2000–2001 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1999–2000 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1998–1999 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1997–1998 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1996–1997 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1995–1996 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1994–1995 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1993–1994 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1992–1993 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1991–1992 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1990–1991 Table of Contents

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1989–1990 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1988–1989 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1987–1988 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1986–1987 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1985–1986 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1984–1985 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1983–1984 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1982–1983 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1981–1982 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1980–1981 Table of Contents

About SOT

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1979–1980 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

Annual Meeting

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1978–1979 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1977–1978 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1976–1977 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1975–1976 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1974–1975 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1973–1974 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1972–1973 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1971–1972 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1970–1971 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1969–1970 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1968–1969 Table of Contents

1968 Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1967–1968 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1966–1967 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1965–1966 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1964–1965 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1963–1964 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1962–1963 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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1961–1962 Table of Contents

Council, Committees, Liaison Representatives, Annual Overview

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