Practical Lessons in Desensitization
“Congratulations on making it to medical college. Let’s begin with a quick tour of the departments.
Heads held high, the new batch of fresh young budding doctors took the first steps of their journey to ease human suffering and save lives.
Eyes watering from the noxious fumes, they trooped out of the dissection hall muttering to each other.
“That was a real body?
“I thought it was a wooden model!”
“When he cut open the skin and flicked the flecks of fat, I nearly threw up.”
“When the professor made me hold and feel the nerve, I almost fainted.”
“I didn’t know Medical College was going to be so gross.”
“Duh. You can’t avoid human anatomy in medical college.”
“Nothing could be worse.”
“Yeah? Read this.”
Catch a frog from the tank.
Use the hammer to give a blow to its head.
Use a scalpel to sever the brain from the spinal cord.
Insert a pithing needle into the brain to destroy it.
Frog may squirm in your hand but don’t let go. It doesn’t feel a thing.
Now you may begin to learn physiological functions without cerebral control.
Note: The frog experiments have since been discontinued.
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