Monday, 30 May 2016

How The Medical Cadaver Finally Got The Respect It Deserves

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Rituals and rites regarding dead bodies differ from one religion and culture to the next, but in general, interacting with the dead outside of funerals is seen as social suicide. But for hundreds of years, medical students and anatomists have battled against this taboo in their need for research corpses.

Although anatomists have frequently been associated with grave robbing and body snatching throughout history, human dissection has survived for two millennia.

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