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"I don't actually mind the bone saw": Narratives of Gross Anatomy

From: Literature and Medicine
Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 1996
pp. 183-199 | 10.1353/lm.1996.0024


Gross anatomy, an early rite of initiation into the medical profession,exposes students to death, graphic details of the human body, and fatal disease processes. Writing stories about their experiences in gross anatomy and reading the stories to each other helps students to formulate their responses to these issues in human terms.