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Formaldehyde... ick...

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Am at uni sitting in the anatomy museum at marischal college doing zero work. The museum's next door to the dissecting room, and I keep getting waves of formaldehyde up my nose... it's making me both hungry and nauseous at the same time. How odd.

Hour and a half to go...

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I used to love that stuff on the farm.

We used to have to run the sheep through a trough of straw soaked in the stuff to cure footrot. Used to totally fume the byre out, I once burned my lungs a little bit. Really cleared the sinii though! :up:

Now I stick to Nitromethane fumes when we warm up the dragster in the pits. But I tend to wear a gas mask these days.

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I used to love that stuff on the farm.

We used to have to run the sheep through a trough of straw soaked in the stuff to cure footrot. Used to totally fume the byre out' date=' I once burned my lungs a little bit. Really cleared the sinii though! :up:

Now I stick to Nitromethane fumes when we warm up the dragster in the pits. But I tend to wear a gas mask these days.[/quote']

Clear the sinii it certainly did, my nose hasn't been clearer all day. At home now. Huzzah. No more uni for... er... 18 hours...

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Some of the specimens in the museum are very damien hirst.

I would like to volunteer myself to be placed in a tank of formaldehyde, a la Hirst, but you'll need to get me drunk first, or at least "half-cut". :D

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I would like to volunteer myself to be placed in a tank of formaldehyde' date=' a la Hirst, but you'll need to get me drunk first, or at least "half-cut". :D[/quote']

Since I've met most of The Cuts now (if not all of them) the phrase 'Half-Cut' means precisely fuck all to me :p

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My fiancee worked in the mortuary at Dundee Uni for a year, and regularly came back from work with the smell of formaldehyde on her clothes and hands.

Quite a turn on really.

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My fiancee worked in the mortuary at Dundee Uni for a year' date=' and regularly came back from work with the smell of formaldehyde on her clothes and hands.

Quite a turn on really.[/quote']

Mortuary at a university?? excuse my ignorance but is that where they put all the nasty, greasy students? :rolleyes:

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Just a bit morbid if its on campus, i can imagine plenty of mishcief that could be had there on a particularly riotous student night out :rolleyes:

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That place down Littlejohn St (Estaminet?) used to be the dissection rooms for Aberdeen Medical students many many years ago. They probably stopped doing it because of the cuts.

(I blame Lucy!)

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Actually, the disection room in Marishal is just behind estaminet, and was still in action when I was messing about in there. Not sure if they still do disection anymore - I certainly did a fair bit, but that was *gulp* 7 years ago now. Jesus, I must nearly be dead......

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I was told that over a century ago the Estaminet balcony was where students would observe anatomy lessons. (And that, once upon a time art students might also be there).

Having said that my source was extremely ancient and quite possibly 'dottled'.

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Actually' date=' the disection room in Marishal is just behind estaminet, and was still in action when I was messing about in there. Not sure if they still do disection anymore - I certainly did a fair bit, but that was *gulp* 7 years ago now. Jesus, I must nearly be dead......[/quote']

The DR (dissection room) in the anatomy dept at Marischal has been in the same place for the best part of 200 years.

Med students don't get to dissect, not enough resources and it would get too crowded because of the sheer size of the year, despite being split into 4 groups. We do prosection instead, any material is prepared by the professors beforehand and we can examine it.

Still better than Glasgow's computer based learning in my opinion.

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My sense of smell has never been the same since my time in that place.

Sometimes I swear I can still smell the formaldehyde.

From six years ago.

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