Originally posted by loomis
I am an organ donor but i wouldn't want to be a cadaver when I check out. When I hung out with my doctor friends when they were in starting med school they would always make jokes or some stupid remark about their cadavers. I know it's in good fun but I would be furious if I knew that I gave my body to science only to have these 22 year old kids snicker about my "fat composition".
even realize what happens to them on that cold metal table
Originally posted by Spidey
It just seems wrong to me that people treat their cadavers with disrespect like that. I hope I don't end up making a joke about my cadaver when I get into that position.
Originally posted by daver
... I am sure that we (myself included I am sure) would be the people complaining the loudest when gross lab was reduced to simple lecture with some old slides flashed on a screen because there were no bodies for the dissection.
Originally posted by Gradient Echo
Not all bodies donated to science are used for teaching med students. Last week, I extracted some fresh prostate glands from recently deceased persons. We are using them in our lab to do research on MRI-guided injection therapies for prostate cancer.
Originally posted by Bikini Princess
i think even organ donors don't have it that easy. they don't just go for the kidney, liver, etc...i understand that the entire dermal layer of the body is removed for plastics.
Originally posted by BrianMSPT
Actually, I am a physical therapist (non-Trad Med) and the cadavers that we dissected in school received $50 for donating there bodies to science. At least that is what we were told.
Originally posted by racerx
Hmmm...I wonder on what a cadaver would spend it's $50?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Originally posted by Kry
Maybe some makeup. I hear dead people look pale.
sorry, couldn't resist either.