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A moving and accurate description of the anatomy lab and culture of medicine
on March 13, 2015
I really enjoyed this book. I am a medical student, and I first heard an excerpt of "Body of Work" read aloud at my own school's vigil for the bodies donated to us. I got all tearful in the auditorium and almost immediately went home to buy the book on Amazon. I was one of those who had a fair amount of emotional difficulty during anatomy dissections (and I remember my sister exclaiming "Med students still do that?!?" when I brought it up), and the author managed to put those feelings into words much more poetically than I could have imagined. Read this book if you are curious about the process of human dissection, are dubious about the importance or potential impact of cadaver donation, or are a med student just trying to process the emotional toll of it all.