Dissection of the human body began in the renaissance period about 16th century in Cambridge, UK, when radical young people began to comb graveyards to steal and examine bodies of diseased individuals in order to study them and also learn the processes of disease formation and understand how to treat, and operate on the human body. This was the beginning of surgery and even medicine as it is (they are) known today. Today we have paucity of cadavers and so the art of cadaveric dissection itself is disappearing to make way for plastic and computer models or the alternative, which is the use of animals.
The poorer countries still use cadavers, because it is cheaper to obtain. It is of course better to use cadavers if available, but if not, computer models can be preferred and when used effectively, can be asset for learning modern human anatomy. It is impossible to now cancel dissection of the cadaver as modern students learn medicine, surgery, pathology, radiology and human anatomy and indeed the entire field of human medicine.
The model of dissection in this site seems to be almost close to the cadaver itself. It uses lots of illustration with labelling and computer methods to assist learning in the modern method called electronic learning or elearning. The method of clicking is an effective model of dissection and has two division in this site- a. Advanced dissector b. Elementary dissector. Advanced dissection is for medical students and medical practitioners, while elementary dissection is for students of professions allied to medicine, such as nursing, radiography, physiotherapy etcc.
Electronic School of Medicine
Creator: Oluwole Ogunranti