Dr. Arthur Aufderheide Dies 22 Aug 13

A world famous paleopathologist from New Ulm native passed away recently. Dr. Arthur Aufderheide is credited with creating the world’s only mummified tissue archive, as well as being instrumental in the development of the paleopathology field and other monumental contributions to the scientific community. He also participated in several Arctic expeditions, pioneered the study of disease patterns in ancient populations, published 4 academic textbooks and more than 100 academic scientific articles, and much more over the course of his 90 years of life. Dr. Aufderheide died last Friday in Duluth. A memorial service is taking place at 2pm on Saturday in the Kirby Student Center Plaza Ballroom on the UMD Campus.