A novel method of human cadaver embalming, reparation of museum specimens and colouring of dissected specimens

Somayaji, SN and Somayaji, Krishnaraj S and Rao, Mohandas KG (2016) A novel method of human cadaver embalming, reparation of museum specimens and colouring of dissected specimens. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (5). pp. 1676-1680. ISSN 0975-8585

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Abstract

Dissection and demonstration of the specimens have high importance in teaching learning process especially in disciplines like human anatomy where it is essential for health science students to have visual experience and understanding of three dimensional relationships of the structures. Properly prepared, coloured and labelled specimens make learning easier for students especially undergraduates. For effective long lasting colouring of the specimens, proper fixation of the specimen using good and effective embalming techniques are equally important for long preservation of specimens. Since, these specimens are used for decades, fungal growth on them is one of the commonly faced problems in the labs and museums. Hence, a revised fixation technique which will prevent the fungal growth is the need of the hour. Keeping these in mind, we are reporting an instant yet long lasting method of embalming, colouring and labelling the structures in a dissected specimen which can be preserved for years in museums or can be used in a dissection hall during teaching learning sessions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Embalming; cadaveric dissection; Anatomy museum; Cadaveric specimen preparation.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 15:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 15:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147056

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