The Gross Lab
December 12, 2014
Art — Produced by Michael O’Reilly
In THE GROSS LAB, you will find rows and rows of cadavers. Many people would consider this an apt description of the “icky” things found here. But this is not what the “gross” refers to. Rather, gross is used to refer to the large or macroscopic sense of the body to which medical students are introduced, (alongside microscopic anatomy) that is a hallmark of the life of a first year medical student. Enter into this lab, Michael Grimaldi. Michael is an artist who founded a
Web Extra: The Human Body
Art and Medical Students from Drexel’s Gross Anatomy Lab get to spend intimate amounts of time with cadavers as they study the human body. The more they study it and observe the structure and composition of the body, their interest has grown to admiration and fascination, seeing the body in a whole new light and appreciation. Edited by Michelle Saul-Yamasaki.