Please join us for this year's History of Maryland Medicine Lecture will feature Tales from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland presented by Bruce Goldfarb of the OCME.
The Maryland ME's office is the first state-wide medical examiner in the country, established in 1939 at the suggestion of members of MedChi. The ME's office is home to the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of miniature rooms depicting crime scenes used to train detectives in the art of finding evidence. The ME's office also contains Scarpetta House, a crime scene house funded by novelist Patricia Cornwell.
The six-year old, $43 million Forensic Medical Center is the largest free-standing medical examiner's office in the country. State-of-the art forensic investigation tools help with the autopsies of more than 8,000 bodies each year and investigations of another 10,000 deaths. The OCME is also equipped with a bio-safety laboratory to handle investigations of infectious agents.
The Hunt Lecture will take place on Thursday, May 26th in MedChi's Osler Hall. A reception will be held at 5:45 and the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is free but reservations are required. Please RSVP here. There is plenty of free and paid parking in the immediate area.
This promises to be a fascinating evening.