A Cadaver Gets Under Her Skin

I wanted to share with you an article that my classmate, Shara, wrote and got published in the LA Times. Her vivid descriptions and frank commentary offer a raw and detailed portrait of what dissecting a cadaver is like, feelings that she captured beautifully in words.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

If this were a movie, we would probably be treated to flashbacks about this man’s life while we puzzled over his innards. Maybe he would be shown at the dinner table, eating a hearty meat-and-potatoes meal while his arteries slowly calcified. Maybe we could see how he developed such strong muscles, surprisingly well-formed even months — or perhaps an entire year — after his death. Perhaps we would see him contemplating what he wanted to do with his body after death, having deep discussions with his wife and children.

You can find the rest of it here: http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-gross-anatomy-20110425,0,5409504.story


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