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The Robert J. Terry Lecture

The Robert J. Terry Lecture was established in 1938 by alumni and friends of the medical school to honor Dr. Terry and to foster greater appreciation of the study of human anatomy in relation to the teaching and practice of medicine. Dr. Terry became head of the Department of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine in 1900. When the school was reorganized in 1910 after the recommendations made by the Flexner Report, Dr. Terry was the only department chairman to be reappointed. At the time of his retirement in 1941, he received the title of professor emeritus, and in 1956 he was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree.

Dr. Terry was well known among scientists in his field for the reforms he introduced in the teaching of human anatomy. He received his medical degree in 1895 from the Missouri Medical College, forerunner of Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Terry continued active work in the Department of Anatomy until 1959, when he moved to Weston, Mass., to be near his daughter. He died in 1966 at the age of 95.

2017 Robert J. Terry Lecture: Lee Berger, PhD, DSc, Research Professor in Human Evolution and the Public Understanding, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 pm, Moore Auditorium, North Building.


Past Terry Speakers

December 10, 2015
Dr. David J. Anderson
March 6, 2014 Dr. David W. Tank
April 19, 2012 Dr. Charles Zuker
April 21, 2011 Dr. David McCormick
March 18, 2010 Dr. Kevan A.C. Martin
April 28, 2009 Dr. Gilles Laurent
May 22, 2008 Dr. Allison Doupe
May 17, 2007 Dr. Michael Greenberg
April 10, 2006 Dr. Amirim Grinvald
December 2, 2004 Dr. Bert Sakmann
March 7, 2002 Dr. Eric Lander
May 25, 2000 Dr. Roger Tsien
May 6, 1999 Dr. Robert Sapolsky
April 28, 1998 Dr. Harvey Karten
October 10, 1996 Dr. Richard Axel
October 6, 1994 Dr. Simon LeVay
October, 1993 Dr. Eric Shooter
April 9, 1992 Dr. Roger A. Nicoll
November 15, 1990 Dr. Mark Konishi
November 30, 1989 Dr. Mortimer Mishkin
December 15, 1988 Dr. Pasko Rakic
March 11, 1988 Dr. Vincent Matthew Sarich
December 18, 1986 Dr. Alan Walker
November 7, 1985 Dr. Morris J. Karnovsky
May 3, 1984 Dr. David Pilbeam
March 10, 1983 Dr. Nicole Le Douarin
October 15, 1981 Dr. Phillip V. Tobias
April 9, 1981 Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy
March 20, 1980 Dr. S.J. Singer
May 10, 1979 Dr. Ray W. Guillery
April 25, 1978 Dr. David D. Sabatini
October 28, 1976 Dr. Rupert E. Billingham
May 19, 1975 Dr. Richard C. Lewontin
May 9, 1974 Dr. Norman K. Wessells
May 17, 1973 Dr. Marilyn G. Farquhar
April 13, 1972 Dr. John E. Dowling
April 29, 1971 Dr. Raymond A. Dart
January 22, 1970 Dr. Don Wayne Fawcett
March 13, 1969 Dr. George Gaylord Simpson
January 18, 1968 Dr. L.S.B. Leakey
January 12, 1967 Dr. J.V. Basmajian
January 10, 1966 Dr. Alfred Romer
February 4, 1965 Dr. Ronald Singer
March 2, 1964 Dr. Harry Eagle
May 7, 1963 Dr. A.S. Parkes
March 1, 1961 Dr. Emmanuel C. Amoroso
November 17, 1958 Dr. J. Dixon Boyd
April 24, 1957 Dr. Viktor Hamburger
March 21, 1956 Dr. Sam L. Clark
March 30, 1955 Dr. Charles H. Danforth
December 2, 1953 Dr. Louis B. Flexner
November 5, 1952 Dr. Keith R. Porter
April 9, 1952 Dr. James L. Gamble
December 13, 1950 Dr. Edward W. Dempsey
February 2, 1949 Dr. Paul Weiss