Science department: A strange scent

Helen Chao

During fetal pig dissections in biology and sheep heart extractions in physiology classes, not
only do students have to fret about breaking a scalpel, but there’s also the curious scent from
the preserving fluid of the pig or sheep heart one has to contend with.

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Graphic by Helen Chao.

This year, the smell seems even stronger. Watch the video below to hear Physiology teacher Jenna Smith and Biology teacher Kenneth Gan explain their reaction to the smell and potential solutions to it.