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An eye-opening anthropotomy experience

Updated: 2023-04-05 08:10 ( CHINA DAILY )
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Dai Di, a student at Peking Union Medical College, introduces the anatomical drawing work "Hero in the Fire' at "BEYOND NETTER" medical student anatomical drawing competition on March 14.ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY

Just before Tomb-Sweeping Day, an opening ceremony of anthropotomy course for 2020 graders of clinical medicine was held in the anatomy laboratory of Peking Union Medical College. During the ceremony, attendees presented chrysanthemums, then bowed three times and stood in silent homage to pay tribute to the "silent mentors", which is a honorific title in the medical field for these who donated their bodies for medical research and education.

Students from Peking Union Medical College hold chrysanthemums to attend the opening ceremony, paying tribute to the body donors.ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY

Wang Chen, vice president of Chinese Academy of Engineering and principal of Peking Union Medical College, said that anthropotomy, revealing the structure of human body, is one of the most important basic medical courses.

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