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Anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a decline in the use of conventional human dissection and autopsies for teaching in some parts of the world. Opinions actually vary from one school thought to the other. Many academics conventional dissection of the human body as a teaching method while others feel the use of prosected specimen is equally adequate and serves as a means of reducing the burden of searching for human bodies for practical dissection. To stem the scarcity of human bodies (cadaver) for dissection, alternative methods are to be explored.
Keywords: Conventional human dissection, Prosection; Cadaver, Medical education
Annals of Biomedical Science Vol. 2 (2) 2003: pp. 69-73