Anatomical Society |
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The Anatomische Gesellschaft (AG) is the scientific specialist society for anatomy in Germany. It has existed since 1886 as an international scientific society with around 500 members today.  She is a member of the Working Group of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF)  , the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA)  and the European Federation for Experimental Morphology (EFEM)  .
The aim is to promote the scientific and technical issues of anatomy as well as the specialist areas of anatomy:
- Anatomical teaching
- Embryology and Developmental Biology
- Experimental morphology
- Functional and clinical anatomy
- Macroscopic anatomy
- Microscopic anatomy / histology
- Molecular anatomy
- Topographic anatomy
- Comparative anatomy
- Cell biology
The focus of activity is the research, further development and promotion of the anatomy. It organizes annual congresses, promotes the next generation of scientists, represents anatomy externally, serves to exchange experiences and advanced training in the subject of anatomy and establishes and deepens relationships with anatomy-related disciplines as well as with domestic and foreign specialist societies. The official publication Annals of Anatomy - Anatomischer Anzeiger ( ).the Anatomical Society is the
Special achievements are recognized by awarding the young talent award or by the Anton Waldeyer Award  , which is awarded every two years . Honorary membership can be awarded to long-standing members.
The AG is presided over by a five-person board. The AG's office is located in Erlangen.
The Anatomical Society originally existed as a section of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Doctors since September 28, 1822. On September 23, 1886, it became an independent society. At that time it had 40 members, its first president was Albert von Koelliker . The first official meeting took place in Leipzig in 1886. 
Although the AG has always had its headquarters in Germany and still has it, it was never a purely German company. In 1902 the greater part of the members (240) came from outside Germany.
The company was re-established on April 29, 1949.  On November 9, 2013, the working group “acknowledged the historical fact that numerous members of the Anatomical Society willingly used corpses of victims of National Socialism in teaching and research and in this way de facto cooperated with the injustice regime; two members, August Hirt and Johann Paul Kremer , became murderers. ”  This was preceded by extensive debates. 
The working group repeatedly criticized Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds exhibitions as "sensational anatomy of experience". They would violate the professional, didactic and ethical principles of the professional association. [8th]
- Business card of the AG on the official website of the AWMF
- Directory of IFAA Members (English) ( Memento from February 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
- Directory of members of EFEM (English)
- Statutes of the Anton Waldeyer Prize of the Anatomical Society. ( Memento from February 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
- Historical Review of the Anatomical Society. ( Memento from February 28, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) anatomische-gesellschaft.de
- Statement of the Anatomical Society on the history of anatomy in the Third Reich. ( Memento from February 28, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) anatomische-gesellschaft.de
- Jürgen Langenbach: Medical history: Still many corpses in the cellar. In: Die Presse , July 20, 2010.
- A funeral march to mark the opening of the museum. NWZ online, February 18, 2015.