Dentistry: Podcasting Cadavers

ClipArt.comThe UM School of Dentistry has over a thousand educational videos created in the 1970s and 80s. Some are out of date, but many are still highly relevant. One part of the collection is a set of gross anatomy videos that show human cadaver dissections.

We realized that cadavers are disturbing to many people; however, the respectful study of cadavers provides an insight into human anatomy that is unmatched by most other methods. This opportunity is often not available to people at small colleges, in high schools, in developing countries, and even at larger US universities as fewer and fewer people bequeath their bodies to science upon their deaths.

Therefore, we’ve decided to produce this set of gross anatomy videos (covering not just the neck and jaw but
much of the rest of the body, as well) as a set of freely-downloadable podcasts for use in educational settings – or just for those curious to see how their muscles fit together under the skin.

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