Wanted: dead and alive

June 20, 2003

The shortage of cadavers is a concern for anatomy teaching's future but so is the potential shortage of anatomists ("Why low body count is fatal for anatomy", THES , June 6). As anatomical research becomes more specialised and universities become more focused on research at the expense of teaching, anatomists with time and expertise seem to be a dwindling resource.

Julian Burton
University of Sheffield

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