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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:25 am

If you don't want to stay an emotional mess then you have to. However, you still can respect the person for wanting to give themselves to science.
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Postby adam00f » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:24 am

i herd from my bio teacher that when they disect the kadaver that they cut a couple of (CM) peel it then they cut another couple of (CM)
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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:56 pm

Beats me, i've never done one. At the medical school I am applying to Gross Anatomy is in the First Year, so I guess i'll see pretty soon. lol :wink:
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Postby charles brough » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:28 pm

I dissected a number of kadavers in my career. Let me tell you about my experiences. By the time we had the dissection class, we had already studied a lot of antatomy and could name myrads of parts of the body and their function. The purpose of dissection as austensably to show us the body parts in real life rather than just pictures. However, dissection serves a number of functions. It also gets you used to cutting flesh and other things that naturally repell people. It is not hard to get used to it. Dissection is very effective and played a valueable part of my life.

For some reason, I was singled out to be the first one to make the first cut. Before me lay this middle aged female cadaver. She had been soaked in formalin and refrigerated. Even so, she had large areas of a thin green fungus layer. The formalin fumes almost made you gag. Anyway, I was invited to make the first cut with the scalpal. To my amazement, the place where this professor always started at least, was the inguinal area. I had to cut from the virgina on my first cut! It might have been fun if the body had not been so old, smelly and green! Also, the body was cold!

The effect of having this class for a semester was amazing. Of course, it did enable us to grasp the size of body parts better and in general, but it also had the effect of, let us say, making a man out of you. When I was finished, things that would make some big, muscual guys faint and fall in a heap did not bother me. I could watch brain surgery then and in those days they used regular looking drills to make holes in the head. I could stick my hand in a garbage can and fish around for something that had fallen in without being squeemish in the least. It gave me a feeling that other men were too soft and unmanly. It was a heady feeling and lasted over fifteen years without having to be reinforced.

I also learned from the experience that life is not sacred and that it is, instead, normal. We have to finally die to make room for others, and we need to cull the numbers of other animals sometimes in order to better their and our own environment.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:10 pm

Interesting story indeed
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Postby neuro5 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:55 pm

I've never touched them, but my Anatomy class saw them for a fieldtrip in April. I found them very interesting, and it made me even more excited about med-school. The smell is strong, though. I was sick that week and almost passed out. I personally love medicine and every kind of dissection. But it's not for everyone. Just remember that these people were dead anyway, and you're doing it to help people who are alive. But it's definitely a must for med-school.
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Postby biostudent84 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:19 am

Most of the kedavers that students study are actually John Doe's. Not sure if that means anything to anyone, but it does to some...
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:48 pm

Really? I always thought that you can sign some kind of paper that sais that after you die you body will go to science
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Postby biostudent84 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:22 pm

MrMistery wrote:Really? I always thought that you can sign some kind of paper that sais that after you die you body will go to science


Yes, many people do this as well. But these people's bodies are usually "harvested" for organs to donate to those in need of them. I signed those papers :)
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:23 pm

I will sign one too, as soon as I turn 18 :D
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Postby adam00f » Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:58 am

im gonan sign one after as long as they creamate me or something after
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:06 pm

Lol... Makes sense... I wish i will get cremated and then the ash will be scatered all over the genetics lab :lol: :lol:
Something much more helpful to human kind is donating your organs if you become a vegetable after an accident... But they say that i got to be 18 to sign that one too...
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