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taking out the brain

I’m a med student and for the past few weeks we’ve been working on a cadeavor. at first
i didn’t want to know anything about him. i covered the head of the guy, wanted to pay him some respect. i didn’t want to think that this person lived before i dissected him.

i had a hard time taking out the brain cause you know, that’s where the memories are. that’s what makes him him.

it’s not so hard now. they get the bodies from the morgue. they’re homeless people, mostly, no family. it’s not so hard now.

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