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Galen, macaques, and the growth of the discipline of human anatomy

Goran Štrkalj Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia   Introduction Figure 1. Galen of Pergamon (from the 1820 lithograph by PR Vignéron). The year 2018 marks the eightieth anniversary of the Cayo Santiago rhesus monkey colony. This exemplary research unit epitomizes scientific excellence in experimenting on non-human primates and in using them as models to understand the […]

Anatomical fugitive sheets revived: medical history as a stimulant for active learning and reflection

Goran Štrkalj and William Hunt Sydney, Australia   Figure 1. An anatomical fugitive sheet created by Jacob Frohlich in 1544 (Image source: Wellcome Library, London, CC BY 4.0). Anatomy has traditionally been one of the foundation disciplines within the medical curricula.1 At the same time, it has been one of the most challenging subjects, both […]