Tiny dolls were once cutting-edge for trainee doctors

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Tiny dolls were once cutting-edge for trainee doctors

Researchers use micro-scan technique to reveal the secrets of manikins once used in anatomy education

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The first cut isn’t the deepest, but it’s the one that leaves it mark on second-year medical students in SA.

As they begin to cut open cadavers in their anatomy training, each group gives its cadaver a name to maintain a sense of humanity.

“It can be very jarring,” said UCT medical student Joseph Litchman, “One moment you’re in high school, [the] next you’re given a dead person and you have to take him or her apart. ..

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