So, basically, in a Medical School - ideal scenario - a cadaver would be dissected by approximately 16 students of varying experience and/or dedication.
A body donated to Medical Science undergoes a lot.
In fact, a body donated to Medical Science can even escape a dreaded autopsy: As long as the death is in no way suspicious.
Most of our donations
were (of course) elderly people ranging from the early 60’s to at least one who was over 100. Everyone wanted a look at this one, though:-
The phone rang and we were informed the body of a mid-thirties woman was on the way in. She had been complaining of headaches and finally the undiscovered tumour had killed her.
She came to us intact. No post mortem had been performed. In fact she was still dressed in her street clothes. (Most of our customers had departed from this life in the night-dress or pyjamas.)
Let us give her a name – let’s call her Eve. So … what happened to Eve?
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