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Medical students' perceptions of the body donor as a “First Patient” or “Teacher”: A pilot study
University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) students attending a seminar on the history and ethics of anatomical dissection were fascinated by a report on the dissection room experience in ThailandExpand
The Willed Body Donor Interview project: Medical student and donor expectations
The Anatomical Donations Program at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) has begun a multiphase project wherein interviews of donors will be recorded and later shown to medical studentsExpand
Thoughts on practical core elements of an ethical anatomical education
While questions of ethics in body procurement have become a focus of attention in many medical schools around the world, the recent report by a medical student regarding disturbing incidences in anExpand
Developing empathy and clinical detachment during the dissection course in gross anatomy
In their excellent quantitative analysis of students’ valuation of gross anatomy as an ‘‘important’’ course, Böckers et al. (2010) come to the conclusion that this high valuation could depend on theExpand
Lessons to be learned from the history of anatomical teaching in the United States: The example of the University of Michigan
Although traditional departments of anatomy are vanishing from medical school rosters, anatomical education still remains an important part of the professional training of physicians. It is of someExpand
BODIES R US: Ethical Views on the Commercialization of the Dead in Medical Education and Research
With the ongoing and expanding use of willed bodies in medical education and research, there has been a concomitant rise in the need for willed bodies and an increase in the means of supplying theseExpand
The lady anatomist: The life and work of Anna Morandi Manzolini
Rebecca Messbarger presents in The Lady Anatomist the biography of Anna Morandi Manzolini, a wax modeler and anatomist in eighteenth-century Bologna, Italy. This astonishing and greatly informativeExpand
The pattern of the thoracic splanchnic nerves as they pass through the diaphragm
The formation and structure of the greater, lesser, and least thoracic splanchnic nerves is highly variable in their intrathoracic as well as their subdiaphragmatic portion. Splanchnicectomies forExpand
Capital punishment and anatomy: History and ethics of an ongoing association
Anatomical science has used the bodies of the executed for dissection over many centuries. As anatomy has developed into a vehicle of not only scientific but also moral and ethical education, it isExpand