Tiny dolls were once cutting-edge for trainee doctors


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

Senior science reporter

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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