Personal Narrative: The Human Body

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The human body is captivating—it’s a powerful, efficient machine. Over millions of years, it has developed intricate physical structures that are both complex and beautiful. I have always been fascinated by the human body—I constantly learn about organs and tissues through textbooks and literature—but I could never have known what to expect when I saw it from the inside. As part of an anatomy course at my high school, I had the opportunity to see a lab performed on a human cadaver. Donning plastic gloves, I felt the inside of the aorta, touched the long tubes of the small intestine, and even held the furled human brain. In my life, I have read countless books on how the human body operates, but seeing it from the inside, I realized that there
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