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These are examples of the displayed specimens in the new museum. All the specimens are labeled
Human Anatomy and Embryology Department possesses two museums:
– Old museum that contains more than 50 specimens that have been dissected along the years. These specimens are used by students for self learning and for the postgraduate students.
– New museum has been established in 2007 by a grant from the HEEPF (High Education Enhancement Project Fund), under the supervision of Professor Shirley Hilal El-Maasarany. This museum contains plastinated cadaveric specimens and plastic models. The plastinated specimens are human cadaveric specimens that have been treated by a certain way (after the German scientist Von Hagen) to be used for education without being smelly or wet. A complete library for textbooks and CDs has been recently added for the use of the staff members and the students. The new museum also contains sliced body for studying cross sectional anatomy.
Both museums are opened from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The library is also available with facilities to photocopy.
Anatomy specimens on display in the museums are arranged in the following groups covering the different regions of the body:
– Head and Neck
– Upper Limb
– Lower Limb
– Pelvis and perineum
The Pathology Department Museum contains a valuable pathological teaching collection. It is open to qualified practitioners and students on recognized courses, in medicine, nursing and allied health subjects, and related scientific/technical subjects.
The museum is open 9.00-13.30 Saturday to Thursday. It may be closed at times for Pathology examinations. Photography and filming are not allowed in the Pathology Museum
This collection contains 800 specimens illustrating all the important branches of surgical pathology.
Pathology specimens on display in the museum are arranged in the following groups, covering examples of malformations, injuries, infections/inflammation, vascular lesions, primary tumors, secondary tumors, and other sundry lesions when possible:
– Cardiovascular System
– Respiratory System
– Alimentary System
– Hepatobiliary tract
– Urinary System
– Male Genital System
– Female Genital System
– Pathology of Gestation
– Endocrine System
– Haemopoietic and Lymphoreticular Systems
– Nervous System and Special Sense Organs
– Integumentary System
– Musculoskeletal System
Our reserve collection includes:
Teratology specimens: valuable human teratology specimens are available.
Historical pathology specimens: The basis of the pathology collection was formed in the forties of the last century and contains some important historical pathology specimens demonstrating extreme examples of endemic diseases from the early twentieth century including tuberculosis, syphilis, ancylostomiasis and schistosomiasis.
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