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Slicing and dicing – how we messed up in the history of dissection

A scene in pencil or charcoal. A young man attempts to keep closed a door being pushed open by a hoard of people. Those inside the room seem to be gathered around something (presumably a cadaver)

Dissection is an important part of every doctor’s education. It’s unimaginable to go through med school without cutting open a few kindly donated corpses – because how else to observe the inner workings of the human body before you go about fixing it? Dissection has yielded countless discoveries about how we work and, on an individual level, helps aspiring doctors ...

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