Donor families join anatomy students at ceremony honoring loved ones

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In front of her fellow first-year medical students, Natsai Nyakudarika spoke about the difficulty she had looking at the face of her anatomy class cadaver, a man named Gerald.

“I can’t look at Gerald’s face,” she said. “I’m afraid that I will see in it the face of everyone I’ve loved who has died.”

Nyakudarika was among several students at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago who talked about their experiences with dissection as part of the school’s closing ceremony for its anatomy class.

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