Informative Speech On Cadavers

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GENERAL PURPOSE: to inform SPECIFIC PURPOSE: At the end of my speech the audience should know the history and uses of cadavers and Bodies exhibit Human Cadavers I. Introduction A. (Attention Getter) Roy Glover, medical director of the Bodies exhibit once said, “Seeing promotes understanding, and understanding promotes the most practical kind of body education possible.” B. (Credibility Statement) In addition to conducting intensive research on cadavers, I have examined a human cadaver in the Anatomy class at Palomar and have also visited the Bodies Exhibit in Buena Park. C. (Relevancy Statement) The use of human cadavers has immensely helped push science further in comprehending how the human body works.…show more content…
Body A. (Main point 1) Human cadavers have been used since the 4th Century B.C and even to this day are utilized for research and various purposes i. What is a cadaver? 1. A cadaver is a dead human body that may be used by physicians and other scientists to study anatomy, identify disease sites, determine causes of death, and provide tissue to repair a defect in a living human being (www.medicinenet.com) ii. In 1918, Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois was established 1. An anatomical gift is the donation of an individual's body to medical science after death. 2. To this day, AGA accepts donations of bodies, embalms them, and transfers them to nearby medical schools and institutions 3. According to Claire Bushy, journalist and publisher for the New York Times and Chicago Reader, nationwide about 20,000 bodies are donated annually. But there is still a shortage of cadavers, due to the increase in organ donation” iii. Paul Dudek, administrator of the AGA expresses how the association has changed over the years and must evolve and adapt in order to keep up with the demand of…show more content…
Lastly, the specimen is hardened with heat, gas, or light. This whole process requires about a full year to complete depending on the specimen. ii. The Bodies exhibit highlights the skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, nervous, circulatory, reproductive, and urinary systems(www.premierexibitions.com) 1. Exhibit also displays veins are arteries of body/face, cardiovascular system 2. Display of smokers lung before and after (Transition) So there you have it, human cadavers have been used since the earliest days of science and have continued to peek the interest of people to this day. Thanks to exhibits such as Bodies, we are able to comprehend and understand our own health and what we can do to live better. III. Conclusion A. The use of human bodies still fascinates and educates mankind. The Bodies exhibit is an easy accessible way all of you may indulge yourself in the mysteries of your own body B. Whether you support or are against, the use of the human bodies as a learning there is no doubt that there is an innate curiosity I finding out what really makes us, us. Works
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