Everything You Never Wanted to Know about Cadavers: Part II

We are getting closer and closer to the end of anatomy lab, and I must say that it makes me just a little bit sad.  I am going to miss Walter.  Believe it or not, I am going to miss dissection.  As long and tedious as it can be, it is still something I enjoy, and I am not eager to be done with it.

Before Christmas break we started on the lower half of the body.  In order to make dissection easier, we sawed through the pelvis and both lower legs.  So, as we dissect the lower limbs, we are literally working with two disembodied legs.  It makes it much easier, but it does seem strange to not have the entire body to work with.

Walter has had recurring mold problems since the beginning.  We came back from break to find his pelvic region covered in white and green.  It was rather Christmassy, actually.

And, in a few weeks we’ll begin on the head and neck region.  I am really looking forward to this part, as I enjoyed the head and neck in undergrad.  However, I do think it is going to be a little strange skinning the face.  I don’t really have a problem with it, but I know a lot of people are freaked out by their cadaver’s face.

All in all, Walter is doing well.  He is much, much thinner than he used to be, as we have now successfully gotten rid of all of his body fat.  Next week we’ll dissect the feet and joints of the lower limb!

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About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a first year Internal Medicine Resident in Phoenix, Arizona. I live with my husband Nicholas and my daughter Anika. And I hope you enjoy my blog!
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