This one goes out to all of the first-year medical and nursing students I know. The Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western has an online exhibit on the history of gross anatomy classes–Haunting Images: Photography, Dissection and Medical Students. Just know that you’re not alone as you memorize ever single, solitary, teeny-tiny anatomical structure imaginable. You’re part of a very long history.
For those who can’t get enough of this gross stuff, you might head over to the Morbid Anatomy website. It’s a smart, well-researched site by someone who knows her stuff. And I thought that I had some peculiar interests!