We found that there is a range of ‘relevant material’ being stored and used across Anatomy establishments (Figure 5). The most common specimens are:
- bones or skeletons;
- potted specimens; and,
- embalmed bodies.
Figure 5. The number of establishments that use each of the indicated types of tissue. Establishments generally use multiple types of tissue
Twenty-one (56%) of Anatomy establishments stated that in addition to human tissue, they also store animal tissue for research and teaching purposes.