Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: esprit de corps

  • Dissecting cadavers: Learning anatomy or a rite of passage?

    Emmanuelle GodeauToulouse, France In many medical schools, dissection of cadavers remains an essential component of the curriculum, even though surveys from the past 50 years have shown this is not the most efficient way of learning anatomy. Yet the persistence of dissections suggests a different role: a rite of passage and creating an esprit de…