Anatomy views real human cadaver body parts

Mollie Greenwood, Staff Writer

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Anatomy teacher Dustin Mead and his anatomy classes took a field trip to the Anatomy Lab and Simulation Lab at Des Moines University on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The field trip involved the medical students at the university showing the students “the interesting parts” of the human cadavers including the heart, lungs, brain, intestines, ACL, etc.  This field trip is interesting to not only the students, but to Mead as well. “The thing I enjoy the most is when Dr. Canby (the DMU instructor) gets out organs with disorders to compare with healthy ones,” Mead said. “We were able to see a smoker’s lung versus a normal lung, a regular heart versus an enlarged heart, a heart valve transplant, and an Alzheimer’s brain versus a normal brain.”

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