Gross Anatomy, Body Donation
November 1, 2004 As final exams approach for freshman medical students at the University of Maryland, they reflect on what they've learned in the gross anatomy lab. NPR's Melissa Block visits the lab in the second of a series about gross anatomy and body donation.
February 10, 2005 It's one of the most personal choices someone can make — deciding to give one's body to medical science. As part of a series on the end of life and the gift of teaching, NPR's Melissa Block talks to people who have have offered to become body donors.
June 29, 2005 Last fall, first-year medical students at the University of Maryland entered the gross anatomy lab, learning to dissect cadavers — and reassess their thoughts about death. In June, the students concluded their journey at a ceremony honoring those who gave their bodies to science.