Med Students Honor 'First Patient' Body Donors

Since the dawn of modern medicine in the 16th century, people studying to become physicians have dissected human cadavers as a hands-on way of learning the intricacies of anatomy.

Given the heavy scientific focus of these dissections, the humanity of the deceased is sometimes overlooked.

Gift of knowledge

For 40 years, medical students and their anatomy professors at New York’s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons have tried to correct this imbalance with a gratitude …

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