Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human by Christine Montross

By Christine Montross

A ?gleaming, humane? (The big apple instances e-book Review) memoir of the connection among a cadaver named Eve and a first-year clinical student

clinical scholar Christine Montross felt frightened status open air the anatomy lab on her first day of sophistication. coming into a room with stainless steel tables crowned by means of corpses in physique luggage was once at the start unnerving. yet as soon as Montross met her cadaver, she discovered herself intrigued via the individual the lady as soon as used to be and serious about the unusual, unsettling great thing about the human shape. They referred to as her Eve. the tale of Montross and Eve is a young and impressive exam of the mysteries of the human physique, and a striking examine our dating with either the residing and the dead.

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Clinical: Two small muscles attach to the auditory ossicles; the tensor tympani muscle attaches to the malleus and the stapedius muscle to the stapes. These very small skeletal muscles dampen large vibrations resulting from excessively loud noises. Head and Neck Atlas Plate 95 Muscles of Facial Expression: Lateral View 1 Head and Neck 1-17 Muscles of Facial Expression: Lateral View 1. Frontal belly of occipitofrontalis muscle Origin: This muscle has no bony origin, and its fibers arise and are continuous with 2 other anterior facial muscles, the procerus and the corrugator supercilii.

Head and Neck Atlas Plate 63 Cervical Vertebrae: Atlas and Axis 2 1 9 10 4 Axis (C2): anterior view Atlas (C1): superior view 3 8 7 5 6 Atlas (C1): inferior view Head and Neck Axis (C2): posterosuperior view 1-12 Cervical Vertebrae: Atlas and Axis 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Anterior tubercle Transverse process Superior articular surface of lateral mass for occipital condyle Groove for vertebral artery Transverse foramen Anterior arch Spinous process Dens Superior articular facet for atlas Pedicle Comment: The 1st cervical vertebra is the atlas.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Posterior atlanto-occipital membrane Capsule of atlanto-occipital joint Transverse process of atlas (C1) Capsule of lateral atlanto-axial joint Ligamenta flava Capsule of atlanto-occipital joint Posterior atlanto-occipital membrane Ligamenta flava Ligamentum nuchae Anterior longitudinal ligament Vertebral artery Comment: The atlanto-occipital joint, on each side, is covered with an articular capsule and posteriorly reinforced by the posterior atlanto-occipital membrane.

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