Since its founding in 1888, the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) has, through the individual efforts of its members, and collectively as a pre-eminent scientific society, made many significant contributions in anatomical science research and education. Members of the AAA have been recognized worldwide for leading edge scientific accomplishments that have been honored at the highest levels. Anatomical research has been enshrined as eponyms in basic science and medicine, and a generation of documents has literally changed the approach, direction, and emphasis of anatomical science education around the world.
In honor and recognition of its 125th Anniversary, AAA created this commemorative brochure to highlight individuals that represent a cross-section of members spanning a broad range of expertise, accomplishment, time, and overall contributions to the field. It is recognized that a favorite individual may not appear here. However, nominations were received from the membership, and from committees, and most were included. In addition, many notable members also served as President of the AAA and they are recognized elsewhere in organization. We hope the members enjoy this snap shot.