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Memories and a Mummy at the Annual AAMC Meeting

Monday, November 05, 2007

 Deans Wilson (left) and Reece with AAMC's Kirch.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine presented a special bicentennial display at the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which was held this year in Washington DC. Passersby were fascinated by the lighted timeline, which showcased the many historic medical contributions members of the School of Medicine family have made over the last 200 years. Accompanying the timeline display was a mummy from the school's historic Burns Collection, which also drew many curious onlookers.


After a busy day full of conferences and exhibitions, Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, MBA, PhD hosted a reception for all attendees to join in the celebration of the School of Medicine's bicentennial. He was joined by the school's previous dean, Donald E. Wilson, MD, FACP. Dropping in as well was the School of Medicine's first dean, Dr. John Beale Davidge (as portrayed by Alan Wade), and Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president of AAMC.


Next year's annual AAMC meeting will be held in San Antonio, TX. For more on AAMC, visit For more about the School of Medicine Bicentennial, visit


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 Alan Wade, as John Beale Davidge, manned the display with Jo Martin, Director of Bicentennial Planning.
 Lighted panels showcased historic contributions our school has made to the field of medicine.

 Is Dean Reece comparing notes with first dean John Beale Davidge?