We're discussing human dissection in this week's Naked Scientists. Chris visits the dissection room to find out how trainee doctors benefit from dissecting real bodies, and why many medical schools are increasingly turning to alternatives. We're joined by physician and film maker Paul Trotman, who followed the lives, and beyond, of three donors to explore the reasons why people choose to donate their bodies, and the impact the process had on the student's lives. In Naked Engineering, we find out how a design that copies the body's own structure and movements can make better artificial limbs. Plus, how women's tears can manipulate men's moods, the perfect melody to send shivers up your spine and the headphones which can cancel out the sound of the dentist's drill.
I would. I will. QuantumClue, Mon, 10th Jan 2011
The medical school I attended had enough cadavers for lab group dissection ( ie 1 between a group of four students) and talking with my contemporaries who were at the time at medical schools with prosection (a demonstrator - normally an FRCS candidate - leading a class and actually doing the dissection) I believe the knowledge and understanding of anatomy was greater and more profound with lab group dissection rather than prosection. imatfaal, Tue, 11th Jan 2011
In the United States there are a few different options for whole body donation for medical research and education. I actually work for a whole body donation program, . Being in this industry, I can tell you that donation is an absolutely amazing gift and we are so grateful for the people who donate so generously.
No. I know that sounds bad but I'm just like that. ryanmercer, Thu, 26th May 2011
only if they agreed to feed buzzards with the parts they dont use CZARCAR, Fri, 27th May 2011
Czarcar - find a Parsi hospital in India and they would probably agree to your request. search on Towers of Silence imatfaal, Fri, 27th May 2011