LZHS Honors Anatomy students go on cadaver lab field trip
May 29, 2012 • emily hack, bear facts viewpoint writer
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Students from Honors Anatomy visited the cadaver lab in the University of Chicago, to sum up the semester.
On May 11, the students traveled to Chicago to visit the lab as a final summary of their year in Honors Anatomy. The student’s observed eight cadavers at the cadaver lab.
“It was really cool seeing the insides of all of those people,” Joey Nolan, sophomore, said. “It also amazed me at how long it really takes to dissect a body.”
The students studying at the University of Chicago had dissected the bodies for over a year before the Honors Anatomy students visited the lab. Some bodies were dissected to the point where the students could see their muscles and organs, while others just their skin.
“What was really interesting to me was how you could see the effects of health problems, like obesity and smoking, has on the body,” Nolan said. “It made me want to be a healthier person, and stay healthy as I get older.”
One of the bodies that exemplified that was an old woman who died from lung cancer. The students could see and feel the difference between her abused lungs and healthy lungs. This showed them the effects of smoking and other harmful substances that are put into the body.
The medical student presenting and explaining different parts of the cadavers also talked about the importance of students joining a medical field.
“After going to the cadaver lab, I am thinking about going into a medical field,” Nolan said. “The job seems so rewarding, and you can learn so much about keeping your own body healthy.”