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The Respect Ceremony

Before the first-year medical students start dissecting the bodies, we hold a formal and solemn ceremony to pay our respect to all those who had so generously donated their bodies. The ceremony serves as a reminder to all of us, students and teachers alike, that the bodies we are dissecting were once human beings just like ourselves, who had laughed and cried, who had been the sons or daughters of their parents or had been parents themselves, who had fought with diseases and succumbed and will be missed by their families and friends. It is only through their generosity that students can have the opportunity to learn anatomy from real bodies. The students' appreciation is reflected in their writing.

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plaque At the entrance to the dissection laboratory, a plaque has been put up as a memorial to those who had donated their bodies for healthcare education and research.

School of Biomedical Science
The University of Hong Kong
1/F, Laboratory Block
21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam
Hong Kong

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