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Nuno Grande Anatomy Museum

Magazine Art + Culture | 02 Sep 2016



“The body is a territory; a territory throughout which professional journeys are made. The doctor isn`t interested in knowing the human body only for its beauty, or for its harmony. What is important, rather, is the application of knowledge.” Artur Águas, in charge of the Nuno Grande Anatomy Museum.
A visit to the Nuno Grande Anatomy Museum represents an enlightening expedition through the human body. Here Medicine students obtain, through practical teaching, knowledge of the detailed structure of the body, thanks to the human body parts on display. Limbs, internal organics, torso, head, heart, blood vessels, central nervous system, taken from donor bodies, help students of the Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICBAS) to gain a greater understanding of the human organism. The museum also features anatomical parts of interest to students of Veterinary Medicine and Aquatic Sciences at the ICBAS, with animals, including the dog, cat, horse, dolphin and fish, displaying their organic constituents.

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Text: Paula Monteiro
Photos: Diogo Rocha




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