Education & Anatomy

dissectors

The performance of public dissection has a long and torrid history, full of censorship, condemnation, and quite a lot of inspiration.

Education is a critical part of the work we do. We offer a number of public dissection opportunities. Below is a list of prepared presentations, but that’s not all we do. Please contact us if you have an idea or specific request.

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General Dissection (5 hours)

The act of dissection is to me not only a critical learning process, but ritualistic one as well. In this intimate session, we will complete a dissection of a specimen from the removal of the skin to the separation of each organ. Focus is divided into the following:Jeremy Johnson and Mike Price pose for the camera during their recent dissection at the AAC

The purpose of this dissection is to familiarize participants with some of the major components of anatomy and physiology. It is intended for new initiates and requires no previous anatomical knowledge. In fact very little effort is exerted on the use of Latin identifiers, rather the emphasis is on direct touch and experiment.



50.00 a student
minimum of 10 students, no maximum
Institution flat rate discounts available.

Location: Cincinnati Metro Area (or other location with special travel considerations)

Experiential History of Anatomy through Dissection (5 Hours)

This is really a dissection wrapped up in the bow medical history. In the true nature discovery, we will uncover the insights made while reenacting the experiments of our predecessors by not simply believing but experiencing.Historical topics include:

Anatomical topics include:

50.00 a student
minimum of 10 students, no maximum
Institution flat rate discounts available.

Location: Cincinnati Metro Area (or other location with special travel considerations)

Dissection and its influence on Art: Renaissance to Post Modern (3 hours)

In 1299 Pope Boniface VIII issued a papal bull entitled De Sepolturis which clumsily forbade the usage of human corpses for dissection. However, having understood the devastating consequences, subsequent popes evolved the issue resulting in a dramatic full reversal. This lecture delves into the details of this issue during the 300 years that followed De Sepolturis, the cultural landscape as well as the circumstances that formed it. We will then explore the wider scope of impact throughout the renaissance and following eras including the anatomical wax schools, key medical illustrators, and other anatomically influenced artists. We will end at our current period with discussions on the works of scientist/artists like Gunther von Hagens.

20.00 a student
minimum of 10 students, no maximum
Institution flat rate discounts available.

Dissection and ethics (3 hours)

Traveling down a different road than Human Anatomy, Dissection and its influence on Art, this course follows the same timeline but chooses a different path for its focus. We will explore some of the more complex issues of ethics and look into the wild passion that we as a species posses that can sometimes become blinded by potential. We will look at everything from the usage of Crusader soldiers bodies in the 1200’s to Chinese prisoners in our own time.

20.00 a student
minimum of 10 students, no maximum
Institution flat rate discounts available
The above two lectures can be combined

Location: Cincinnati Metro Area (or other location with special travel considerations)

Contact us for more information!

All lectures, presentations, and dissections are heavily reliant on audience participation. These are not the same sorts of lectures you may have experienced before. We believe in a model that requires direct input and investment of the participants in order to foster an environment focused on making connections and discovery. Participants have a strong influence on the direction of each lecture. Debates arise, and sometimes even a few arguments. This is not to say that the structure is unorganized, chaotic and without concrete information, however there is always time built in to each presentation for a few “rabbit holes.” By the end, you will not go home with a notebook full of names, dates, and terms from the topics; but hopefully the names and contact details of those who you would like to continue a conversation with over coffee (or a cat).