Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Extremely Gross Anatomy
Make good grades in biology at Clinton High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and you may be in for a special treat. You won't have to dissect frogs or fetal pigs. No, you get to dissect PEOPLE!
Over the past five years, teacher Harry Hitchcock has invited his very best students to enroll in his gross anatomy class--a course usually reserved for those in medical school. For a few hours each week, the kids carefully carve up human cadavers using tools ranging from scalpels to bone saws. I have never been more jealous!
Read more here, and be sure to look out for the gruesome quote of the week: "It’s like watching ants on something. The kids are just one on one leg, one on the other, one on the arm, one on the other arm, one on the head. They do an amazing job.”