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  1. #1 THE NATURE OF DISSECTION 
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    I had dissection class way back in 1965 and wonder, now, how much it has changed, if it has. Here is what I had to deal with:

    The cadaver was of an emaciated woman about 55 years of age. She was lying suppine on the table naked. There were patches of green mold over parts of the abdomen, and there was a strong smell of formalin.

    For some reason I never learned, the professor handed the scalpel to me and asked me to begin. He pointed to the pubic area. I could feel the relief the others felt that they were not the ones chosen to make the first cut!

    I pressed the scalpel into the public skin and could feel the chill. It was ice cold. And, of course, the skin was tougher than I had imagined.

    It should be no suprise to anyone that after all those years, I still remember so much detail! But it is an experience which, you may be surprised to learn, I consider very important. After that course, nothing could make me squeemish or nausiated for the next fifteen years. I felt a
    pride in knowing I could watch scenes which would make a big husky man faint, such as the drilling of holes in the skull, without distress. It was no trouble to find items that might have gotten lost down in the botom of the garbage can. It was a feeling of what a man can rise above . . .

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