This Is My Body
School of Medicine
Anatomy | Medical Education | Medical Humanities
In this narrative medicine essay, a medical student is reminded of Communion service at her New England Protestant church when she sees the beauty of the human anatomy in a cadaver, a former teacher who offered her body as the ultimate teaching moment, in an echo of Jesus’ words at the Last Supper: “This is my body, broken for you. Do this in memory of me.”
human anatomy, medicine, medical student, teaching
DOI of Published Version
JAMA. 2018 Aug 7;320(5):441-442. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.10452.
JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
Norman, Kathryn E., "This Is My Body" (2018). School of Medicine Student Publications. 9.