Anatomy lessons

  • Reena George Palliative Care Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Shefali Mathew The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Keywords: Anatomy, Cancer, medical education, design, palliative care


The microcosm of the human body, like the great rhythm of the universe, is silent, intricate, delicately balanced. Anatomy supports Physiology as organs and tissues connect, communicate and nourish life. In illness, they speak through the patient's history. Even in this era of cutting-edge technology, the clinical history remains the foundation of palliative and patient centred care. In listening to Anatomy speak, we understand how and where the body hurts. In health and infirmity, may we also marvel at the human form we touch and inhabit - so carefully, fearfully and wonderfully made.

Author Biography

Reena George, Palliative Care Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore

MBBS, MD, Professor, Palliative Medicine/ Radiation Oncology