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The Anatomy Museum was set up in the 60's by the late Professor Francis Chang, then Head of the Anatomy Department, with the help of lecturers, demonstrators and selected medical students. The group rendered much effort and skill in dissecting these instructive and explicit specimens, which were later appraised by the Far East Medical Journal as paramount to the illustrated diagrams in Anatomy textbooks.
Let's not forget to mention the expertise of the departmental technical team in preserving and mounting these specimens with such dexterity that they attract academic and medical visitors both locally and from overseas. The Museum is fully utilized by undergraduate students, particularly during examination time; this 'study room' is undoubtedly the place where one expects to find most students apart from the Medical and Dental Libraries. Surgeons and dentists who are preparing for their Fellowship examinations also study in this human library to refresh their anatomical knowledge.
The Anatomy Museum is also open to student groups from secondary schools upon application, particularly those interested in biology. It provides a valuable experience and insight which may help some students when they choose their future field of studies or career.
These silent teachers (preserved human specimens) are always there, enabling students to enrich their knowledge in Anatomy. Our utmost respect goes to those who have so generously donated their bodies for the furtherance of medical education.
Sectional human body
Head and Neck