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Our Cadaver – A Female?

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My gross anatomy group got together yesterday afternoon to dissect the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles of the chest, and did we have one incredible realization! Our cadaver was initially presented to us face-down (dorsal side facing up) so we could dissect the back/shoulder; however, to access the chest, we obviously had to flip the cadaver over.

Well after flipping, we discovered that the “he” was actually a “she.” Kind of embarrassing, but apparently, we aren’t the only group who made the false assumption. On the bright side, we found a pace-maker. 🙂

Let’s just say that in a group of four females, I feel even more out of place with a female cadaver. 😀 Nah, my group rocks!

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