Sean Mutchnick Anatomy Sushi

Sean Mutchnick Anatomy Sushi detail

Sean Mutchnick Anatomy Sushi detail

Inspired by the intense hunger caused during dissection in the anatomy lab, medical student Sean Mutchnick drew these cross-sections of a forearm represented as pieces of sushi. I have to say the idea is wonderful and I can definitely relate to the feeling. I remember feeling strange for visualizing what type of sandwich I wanted to for lunch while picking away at the fatty tissue on the arm of my cadaver.

Sean calls it a “disturbing appetite that builds as you handle raw, human flesh. Medical student folklore says that the formaldehyde used during the embalming process is the cause of this phenomenon.” Interesting!

Anyone else out there try to subdue their food cravings during dissection?