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Week 20 Volunteering at the Royal College of Surgeons

Outside of the Royal College of Surgeons. Image taken from http://nobelbiocare-eyearcourse.com/fgdp.html.

Outside of the Royal College of Surgeons. Image taken from http://nobelbiocare-eyearcourse.com/fgdp.html.

This week was totally focused on the bones in the lower half of the body, minus the patelllas. This included a few articulated pelvic girdles, all the lower leg bones and some articulated feet.

All of these bones were very easy to record as they were in good condition. There weren’t even that any pathologies this week! There were a couple of incidences of erburnation (where there is bone on bone contact causing it to rub together and produce a polished area of bone) on a few of the femurs and tibias but other than that there wasn’t much to see.

As I am nearing the end of this project the curator wanted to show me two potential new projects. This want going into the stores again which I always enjoy. One project is to catalogue and input historical information, written on old paper documents, into a computer. This information involves an excellent collect of infant and child teeth. The other project is to catalogue an photograph a series of infant skulls which have various pathologies. I was given the choice out of these and I chose the second project. I have alway had an interest in infant and juvenile bones and also pathology so this project would combine the two! Hopefully I’ll only need a few more weeks to finish off the current project and then I can move onto the new one!

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