Painted skulls in anatomy class

Published on March 16, 2016
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When “I hate anatomy” appeared on a canine skull in the anatomy laboratory at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, the only solution seemed to be painting over the words. Then, instructor Ashley Lynch got the idea to paint each bone a different color. Students clamored to use the skull because it was so helpful for distinguishing the bones. In the past two years, Lynch has painted 13 skulls of various species.

(Photo by Irenka Carney/University of Illinois)