Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. #1 I loved working at the butcher's shop as a young girl. I learned about tendons and blood vessels, how to remove the confluence of structures at the hilum of the kidney, and how to open the joint between two bones to reveal the glassy, viscous fluid of the synovial joint space.#2 The first experience of a dissecting room is intimidating for everyone. It is a reminder that everyone is small and insignificant when you realize that someone who died made the choice to give themselves in death so others could learn.#3 The body of Henry was embalmed and stored in the basement of the anatomy department at Marischal College. His cause of death was myocardial infarction, and his body was embalmed and stored until it was needed.#4 The first thing to master when dissecting a cadaver is how to put on a scalpel blade without slicing your finger off. It takes some dexterity and practice.