Exploración de lo humano en la sala de disección

Translated title of the contribution: EXPLORING THE HUMAN IN THE DISSECTION ROOM

Enric Sirvent Ribalda, Virginia Fons Renaudon

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This article presents an exploration of human aspects in a dissection room. Through an ethnographic research study along seven academic years (2005-2012), we aim to better understand what happens when healthcare students enter a dissection room for the first time. A procedural study of their reactions (verbal and non-verbal) was conducted in order to get a clear picture of what happens in this setting. The observation of a dead dismembered human body involves no longer seeing the body in the terms it had been considered so far but in a new light brought by a different perception of human nature, a break experienced through the senses that involves some emotions. That is to say, all the transcendental changes that take place there are due to a sufficiently powerful experimentation setting in which human sensitivity is exposed and transformed.
Translated title of the contributionEXPLORING THE HUMAN IN THE DISSECTION ROOM
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)89-115
Number of pages27
JournalAIBR Revista de Antropologia Iberoamericana
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Notion of body
  • anatomy
  • dissection
  • ethnography
  • medical anthropology


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