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3rd Annual Halloween Dissection
10/31/14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This Halloween Meddling with Nature will present its third annual Halloween Dissection in the AAC Lecture Hall. While this was originally arranged for students and alumni of the AAC, we are happy to make this event open and free to the public. This year we will be exploring the cardiopulmonary system, and how the understanding of the hearts roll developed from pre-Galenic discoveries to the definitive work of William Harvey. We will be using a number of animal specimens to understand the anatomy and physiology, of this unceasing pump. Over the course of two hours we will conduct participant based dissection of human heart analogues, historical and philosophical significances, and see examples of modern materials and their use in allowing this fabulous pump to outperform its design. We will include discussions intended to help the medically uninitiated make sense of modern medical concerns from blood pressure and pace makers, to heart disease and abnormal pathological findings. We are cramming hours of material into 2, so be prepared to have your head spinning before you venture out into the streets this Halloween night.