manage with care and dignity the decedent affairs of all who have donated
themselves to the Maryland State Anatomy Board and from this selfless act of
generosity provide member medical schools and other public health education
programs unparalleled resources to teach theory and techniques that promote
medical-dental education, improve clinical-surgical practices, positively
impact research and improve public health for generations to come.
HISTORY OF THE STATE ANATOMY BOARD.
to 1900, the faculty and staff of both Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the
University of Maryland School of Medicine worked together to meet the
requirements of city and county ordinances, which directed unclaimed bodies to
the medical schools for care and educational purposes. This collaboration is
the earliest evidence of what today is the State Anatomy Board.
Text Box: Eduard Carl Adolf Uhlenhuth, 1885-1961. Professor of Anatomy, University of Maryland, School of Medicine.
the 1930s, under the authority of Dean Ulenhouth (pictured), the donor program
was moved to the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Later, in 1947, by
an act of the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, the State Anatomy
Board was created. At the time, it consisted of the University of Maryland
School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the University of
Maryland School of Dentistry working in partnership with the State of Maryland.
the early 1960s, the Maryland Anatomical Gift Act was passed, which formed the
basis of the Uniform Anatomic Gift Act that was adopted by most states. In
1975, the State Anatomy Board moved to its current location within the
University of Maryland School of Medicine and law was changed to include the
Uniformed Services University Health Sciences School of Medicine as a member of
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