News: September 2020
Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has set-up a group to examine the feasibility of a North Wales medical school. The Welsh Government is already providing £7m a year to fund undergraduate medical training in North Wales and is now looking to explore a proposal by Bangor University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for a new medical school.
Publication date: 26 September 2020
The accepted history of anatomy says that it was the ancient Greeks who mapped the human body for the first time. Galen , the “Father of Anatomy”, worked on animals, and wrote anatomy textbooks that lasted for the next 1,500 years. Modern anatomy started in the Renaissance with Andreas Vesalius, who challenged what had been handed down from Galen. He worked from human beings, and wrote the seminal “ On the Fabric of the Human Body ”. This article Vivien Shaw , Lecturer in Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences and Isabelle Catherine Winder , Lecturer in Zoology, School of Natural Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article .
Publication date: 3 September 2020
The standard history of anatomy traces its roots back to classical Greece, but a new reading of a recently discovered Chinese text argues that the Chinese were also among the earliest anatomists. Writing in The Anatomical Record, Vivien Shaw and Isabelle Winder of Bangor University, UK and Rui Diogo of Howard University, USA, interpret the Mawangdui medical manuscripts found in a Chinese tomb in the early 1970s, as the earliest surviving anatomical description of the human body.
Publication date: 2 September 2020