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CADAVERS HONOURED AS 'SILENT TEACHERS' IN THAI

By Vivek Bhaji . 7th May 2018 09:30pm
CADAVERS HONOURED AS 'SILENT TEACHERS' IN THAI

Have you ever heard of cadavers being honoured? It happened in Thai where medical students titled them as 'Silent Teachers'.

This news is something that you might not have expected. But, it's bizarre. Thai medical students arrived for a ceremony to pay tribute to cadavers. Students of Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok believe that these cadavers contributed a lot in their studies. Thus, they honoured cadavers as 'silent teachers'. [caption id="attachment_36246" align="aligncenter" width="960"]cadavers source[/caption] Uniform Students with flowers and burning incense paid tribute to those who have donated their bodies to medicine, helping to train medical students well. After paying a tribute, a 21-year-old Paspimol Kositchaiwat, a student of the second year, medical school at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University said, “We don’t really know the people, but for me, we are close... we spend a lot of time together.” [caption id="attachment_36247" align="aligncenter" width="960"]cadavers source[/caption] It is a common practice to honour medical deceased bodies in Thailand. The ceremony includes fuse elements of Hinduism with the country’s majority Buddhist faith.