Embryology History - Arthur Meyer
Arthur William Meyer (1873 – 1966)
Department of Medicine Stanford University.
Stanford University first full-time appointee to the faculty of the School of Medicine (1909), Professor of Anatomy and executive head of the Department until his retirement in 1938.
- "Arthur William Meyer was born August 18, 1873, near Cedarburg, Wisconsin, attended local schools, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1898. After a period of teaching, he entered the Johns Hopkins University Medical School, from which he received the M.D. degree in 1905. He taught for two years at Johns Hopkins and for one year each at the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University before coming to Stanford. He was the author of "An Analysis of the Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium of William Harvey," 1936, of the "Rise of Embryology," 1939, and of many articles dealing with anatomy and embryology. He was a member of and an active participant in the activities of a number of scientific societies. The Stanford Anatomy Museum, thanks to his efforts, possesses one of the most nearly complete collections of human bones, both normal and pathological, available for study."
(excerpt from Memorial Resolution Stanford Historical Society)