Dr. Aaron Ament

Instructor, Cadaver Lab Supervisor

Department of Biology

Minot State University

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MSU Fall 2019 SEMESTER

WEEK 13 (of 17) ANNOUNCEMENTS:

(from Monday, November 18    to    Friday, November 22)

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  • BIOL 202 Microbiology has Lecture Exam #5 on Chapter 6 (Viruses) on Monday, November 18 followed by Lecture on Chapter 13.


  • A PDF of the muscle lab was posted for BIOL 220.  It includes the many color photos of the muscle model found in the lab.


Last Updated:  Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM

FALL 2019 Semester

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt.  This 1632 oil painting on canvas shows Dr. Tulp, a Dutch surgeon and the mayor of Amsterdam demonstrating a dissection of the left forearm and palm.  The book in the lower right corner is likely the 1543 ​De Humane Corporis Fabrica by Andreas Vesalius.  The corpse is Aris Kindt, who was convicted for armed robbery and hanged—then dissected later that same day.  It was common at the time to strictly limit cadaver dissection to executed criminals and sometimes unclaimed bodies. A close examination of the navel reveals the shape of a capital letter "R"—the signature of the artist (who was 26 at the time).  The poster on the back wall is also signed and dated by the artist.  Rembrandt incorrectly painted the flexor compartment muscles originating off the lateral epicondyle of the humerus instead of the medial epicondyle.  


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