Dissection of the physical body , even within the twenty-first century, continues to be the simplest way of learning the intricacies of the physical body . The tactility involved dissection and therefore the variations in structures between specimens allows the scholar to realize a way deeper appreciation of human morphology. However, because the time allotted for anatomical education continues to be whittled down in most curricula, courses must continually evolve.
Therefore, courses that still dissect the human cadaver must utilize all available time wisely. Traditionally, in most anatomy courses that use cadavers, students begin their dissections with the help of a dissector and follow step-by step instructions of the way to dissect the physical body . Such guides, generally , are written very similar to cookbooks and typically don’t provide students with a pictorial step-by-step guide of what to expect during their exploration of the physical body .
When figures are employed by such resources, they’re nearly always schematic drawings that always look nothing just like the actual anatomical structures that are seen by the scholars . it’s this deficit within the extant literature that compelled us to compile dissection photographs with accompanying text to raised assist the scholar of anatomy. it’s our hope that having the ability to ascertain what students are expected to seek out during their dissection, from superficial to deep, will allow them to be more efficient not only in their learning experience but also with their time.