By Michael Vitez
The medical students were examining the reproductive organs of their cadaver when Sam Hodge told them a story.
A woman had wanted a hysterectomy, was nervous about the surgery, so the doctor videoed it. As the patient watched later, she saw the surgeon had burned the emblem of his favorite sport’s team into her uterus.
Was the doctor, Sam asked the students, guilty of a battery?
Yes, the students agreed.
Sam Hodge happens to be a legal studies professor at Temple for 40 years who has taught Anatomy for Litigators and Forensic Medicine and Law.
He had a sabbatical so he offered to help teach anatomy to first year medical students. “The idea was to circulate around in the dissection lab because I’d been in there so many times,” he said. “That lasted one day. The first day of class I realized how much I really didn’t know.”
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