There's a unique new surgical gown that will help medical students to actually feel what it's like to go under the knife. This gown has nine zippers that point to where the surgeons need to make the cuts on the body for various operations such as the removing the appendix and open heart surgery. The light silky material is more like human tissue than the rigid plastic of traditional models. Medical students will wear the gown in the classroom while fellow students learn about surgical incisions using the zippers.  The Sensory Appeal of this gown has been developed to help students see patients as real people instead of just the liver in room 4.  The Incisions gown has been funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of a larger project to explore teaching, learning and thinking about the body through a series of art works and artefacts.

 

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