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This article focuses mostly on the anatomy lab at Case Western Reserve University which is focused on providing virtual reality simulations rather than cadavers. It's also a bit of an advertisement for Microsoft's HoloLens. The virtual experience is arguably better than the real: " when students learn about human anatomy using a cadaver, they do not get the experience of looking at the living colors or textures, or seeing how organs function, or learning how blood actually flows." It's easy to over-hype the new technology, and we shouldn't, but this is again one more instance in which new learning technology goes a long way to replace the lecture and the textbook.

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