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The doctrine of the structure of the body

In the anatomy department, we only prepare body donors who have contractually made their bodies available for teaching during their lifetime.

At an anatomical institute, the human taxidermist works in the service of medical training and medical research. The medical students learn the normal structure (anatomy) of the human body from the bodies they preserve and the specimens they prepare. In this area in particular, specific preparation methods are used, such as: E.g.: Plastination, corrosion, maceration, inclusion and brightening preparations, casting processes, model making. The specimens obtained in this way are often not only used for study purposes, but also permanently exhibited in collections and museums.


Nowadays, imaging procedures such as computer tomography are increasingly being used. Further tasks can include embalming and coffins for undertakers, taking over ordering, the professional disposal of materials and chemicals, maintaining existing collection specimens, etc.

In addition to student training, clinical courses are often offered at the anatomical institutes in collaboration with industry and hospitals. New materials are tested and new surgical methods are applied and practiced. This also requires expert support from human taxidermists.

To fulfill these tasks, manual skills and a very good knowledge of anatomy are generally required

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