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International Journal of Morphology

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MONTEMAYOR FLORES, Beatriz Georgina. What the Dissection Meaning for Medical Students . Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.4, pp.575-580. ISSN 0717-9502.

Many centuries ago during the III century B.C. at the Museum of Alexandria, begun the practice of the anatomy dissection. In almost 23 centuries this practice was transforming from a rational exercise to he virtual reality, pass by the prohibition and the tradition lecture imposed by galenic anatomist. What think about dissection the medical students of the XXI Century, whom during their first year of the medical school to be comforting every day with this practice? We asked that to the students of the Medical School at National Autonomous University of Mexico. The results of that work talk us about the actuality of this ancient at the same time modern learning strategy who allows approach to the physical and spatial reality of the human body

Keywords : Human Anatomy; Dissection; Medical education; Teaching of anatomy.

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