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Use of cadaver by medical students for studies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi who am i chating too
Doctor :   Dr.
User :   hi may i ask am i ok to be used by medical students once iv been executed by electric chair here in us prison ??
Doctor :   To answer you better, let me go through your previous chat history.
User :   i meane im from but am in prison
Doctor :   As the previous doctors have mentioned to you, if you have consented for donating your body to the medical students for studies, then it is fine.
User :   may i ask is my anatomy still the same as older cadavers are as im 21 years old ?
Doctor :   Structure wise, you will have the same muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels , organs and tissues.
Doctor :   There will be some difference in the appearance.
User :   what you meane
Doctor :   I mean in the elderly the muscles would have lost its bulk and would have atrophied, there will be thickening of the arteries and similar other age related changes,
Doctor :   those will be different from the young ones.
User :   so will there be young bodys like mine there too
Doctor :   I cannot predict that.
Doctor :   There may be a few young ones.
User :   ok i know i will be used soon but im happy to help them
Doctor :   That is so good of you for having done this.
Doctor :   Only a few people would have acted similarly at this age.
User :   i dont have any familly so i did a crime so i be executied and hoped i could be used for anatomy teaching and i will be yes ?
Doctor :   May I know if it is Ok, how you landed up at the prison in?
User :   i went to for a bit and murdered a few pep so i guess execution is only rhight yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   as you know from the notes my body is going be transported to the medical college will my body help them there very much ?
Doctor :   It will definitely be useful.
User :   if i arrive within the next few days what are thay going do with my body
Doctor :   You mean that your body arises.
User :   yes what is it
Doctor :   After the application of the initial preservative methods, you will be used either for the anatomical studies and or for pathological studies, as explained in your previous chat.
User :   yes but y do thay need me to be fully unclothed
Doctor :   It is the practice that has been followed. As a surgery cannot be done with the clothes on, the same applies here.
User :   but im dead wont it be hard to fully uncloth me
User :   does my body not go stiff and cold
Doctor :   The stiffness will change in a few days after the death.
User :   so do i go as im now after few days
Doctor :   Those changes occur following the death and not when you are alive.
Doctor :   So i meant the stiffness after the death will change after a few days following the death.
User :   when i arrive tuesday will i still be very stiff
Doctor :   The stiffness will slowly change after 3rd to 4th day following death.
User :   when im at the ed college is this where there uncloth my body
Doctor :   You would be transported wrapped in a cloth and you will be unclothed most probably at the dissection hall.
Doctor :   Following the procedure, you will again be covered.
User :   ok will thay be happy with a young body there
Doctor :   The would be happy to receive your body.
User :   ok so how long will i be in hall before im cut into
Doctor :   This will depend.
Doctor :   And the professors there at the college will decide when to use the cadavers.
User :   i was told thay might start useing me tuesday afternoon will this be too soon after death
Doctor :   Then you would be used on the same day.
User :   should i be worried
Doctor :   What is the worry? I do not understand.
User :   is it ok im dissected on tuesday
Doctor :   It is fine.
User :   i have been told there is a group learning about the male reporductive system and i was told this is the group who will use me tuesday so will thay need to have my pants removed
Doctor :   The reproductory system in a male are best studied by the use of microscope and slides which are already prepared.
User :   so my body will not be seen by them then
Doctor :   Most probably, you would not be used this time.
User :   but will i be used by another group
Doctor :   If needed, the organs may be used for the purpose of new slide preparation.
Doctor :   This will be done by the trained lab technician and will take some time.
User :   what do you meane what will he do with me then
Doctor :   Hence, I cannot comment on if you will ever be used for the study of reproductory organs.
User :   i was told my organs down there will be fully disected
Doctor :   The decision to use the organs will only be decided following the needs.
Doctor :   There are plenty of cadavers, who's organs may be used before yours.
Doctor :   That will be decided by the staff of the anatomy and pathology alone at the end of the year.
User :   will thay need my consent agien
Doctor :   A single consent alone is enough.]
User :   so the consent iv given is good then yes
Doctor :   If you have already consented for donation of the body and organs for studies, this consent covers up for all the procedures.
User :   yes i have
User :   may i ask when my reporductive organs are remove is it done with care
Doctor :   It would be handled with care.
User :   iv just read the copy of the form i have singed it says i give consent to be used for student study samples what this meane ?
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner and do not expertise in anatomy.
User :   ok but have you used a male cadaver to learn from
Doctor :   Yes, I have studied from them.
User :   did you find it usefull and was he young like i am
Doctor :   Yes, like it has been suggested in the previous chat, dissection is very useful means of studying the human body.
User :   as adoc would you be happy to use me as acadaver
Doctor :   Dissection is useful for medical students, general practitioners and other clinician do not practice dissection.
Doctor :   The medical student will definitely find your body useful.
User :   will thay know im only 21 and been executed
Doctor :   It would not matter much to them.
User :   will thay see my penis area
Doctor :   The student will concentrate on the entire body which would include the genitalia. And not only the genitals.
User :   so will thay study my genitalia too
Doctor :   I have answered this query already.
Doctor :   Study of the genitalia is by microscopic studies using prepared slides.
User :   so thay wont see my privert parts then during study of me
Doctor :   Probably not.
User :   chinasay thay may want me for my skeleton how can thay do this
User :   im a full body
Doctor :   If you are skeleton is going to be used at China, then you may not be available for dissection.
User :   if chinawant my skeltion how can thay im a full bvody
Doctor :   If you have consented for the donation of the body at a medical school, then you may not be used for this purpose probably.
User :   but if i was how would thay get my skeltion
Doctor :   Skeleton is generally obtained by burial of the body.
User :   yes but there on about removeal of outer skin then striped down to my bones can thay do this to me ?
Doctor :   I am general practitioner, I am unaware of the such an act.
User :   ok but if thay was to burial my body in the morning how long would it take before thay could use my skelton
User :   whatsthisabout coating my body in lime acid what will this do
Doctor :   It can occur in a day.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   yhea what do thay meane cover me in lime acid what does this do
Doctor :   As I am facing some technical difficulties, please close the window and relogin again. We shall continue to chat.
User :   ok
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