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Fake bodies

Trainee medics at the University of Northern Iowa used to cut up cats to understand bodies.

Life has improved; now they can get stuck into synthetic cadavers, known as SynDavers, each costing about $37,500

They imitate the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of a human being, and apparently feel more like live tissue than dead bodies.

 

Picture source: Derek Harper http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via Wikimedia Commons