Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Extremely Gross Anatomy

Make good grades in biology at Clinton High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and you may be in for a special treat. You won't have to dissect frogs or fetal pigs. No, you get to dissect PEOPLE!

Over the past five years, teacher Harry Hitchcock has invited his very best students to enroll in his gross anatomy class--a course usually reserved for those in medical school. For a few hours each week, the kids carefully carve up human cadavers using tools ranging from scalpels to bone saws. I have never been more jealous!

Read more here, and be sure to look out for the gruesome quote of the week: "It’s like watching ants on something. The kids are just one on one leg, one on the other, one on the arm, one on the other arm, one on the head. They do an amazing job.”


Blogger Kitty said...

That reminds me of this summer camp thet my mom went to along time ago.. Except she skipped the human dissecting part (thankfully).

7:39 PM  
Blogger girl said...

Um. Wow. *tries not to gag*

8:35 PM  
Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...

thats so disqugisting*falls gaging*

8:49 PM  
Anonymous bookworm said...

that would be soooooooo cool! i want to do that!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

That's gross. I dissected cow eyes before (I still have part of the eye in a box somewhere!) I wonder where they get the body? And WHO would want to be dissected when they die? (Wait-don't answer that...) LOL

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*gulp* *gag* Whoa....... No offense, but I DO NOT ENVY THEM.

9:41 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

*ack barf*
It's so gross! I'm glad that I don't live in Tennessee!

11:54 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

i will NOT donate my body to science!


6:38 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

I heard from Hazel that there was this actress who never wanted to stop acting, and she said when she died she wanted her body to be freeze-dried and rented out for horror movies.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

That sounds like an interesting class.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Nellie, that was a made-up actress in a book. It's called "The Case of the Goblin Pearls" and it's by Laurence Yep.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Island Girl said...

Thats vile, like an episode of CSI but worse...eeurgh

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

But where do they get the cadavers?

6:46 PM  
Anonymous ginnyweasley said...

want ta know something almost as gross, google bodyworlds, instead of the work of dissecting someone, you can see all the people in usual activitys, running, jumping sitting, WITHOUT ANY SKIN sorry ananka, i know thats gross

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my mom did that

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read about that when i learned my mom did it

1:06 PM  

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