In this lecture, Katie Brakora, the head GSI, introduces the course and the required texts and discusses strategies for success in studying human anatomy. She encourages students to take a systemic view of human anatomy, understanding systems in whole and in part, rather than focusing on memorizing terms. After this introduction, Brakora discusses the attributes of the human brain using a preserved sample. Then, Brakora surveys the history of anatomy, starting with Aristotle's investigations, and walks through the contributions of Galen, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Vesalius before concluding by describing the impact of Henry Gray's publication of Gray's Anatomy.
The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.
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