The Institute of Anatomy in the centenary of the Medical Faculty of Lisbon University.

Ivo Alvares Furtado, A J Gonçalves-Ferreira


The authors join the celebrations of the Centenary of the establishment of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, on the 22(nd) April 2011, through the historical account of one of its main pilasters, the Institute of Anatomy. It is discussed the scope of its creation at the time, the important work done, the presence and participation in major international evolutionary landmarks in Anatomy, current thinking and action, and the measures implemented to prepare the incoming medical generations. Finally it will be presented the challenges for the 21st century and the strategies to overcome them, which includes the development of the Institute of Anatomy at the Medical Faculty of Lisbon University, in order to create a major pedagogic-scientific study space, for teaching and research of human normal morphology, above all in vivo aspects more applied, the clinic and imaging pre- and post-graduate. There is a world of morphological investigations, basic and clinical, to be held, involving teachers, students, and even doctors and surgeons, with the privileged scientific and research support from the Institute of Anatomy of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa!

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