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This review is from: National Geographic The Human Torso (Toy)
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First impressions, I was astonished at just how *tiny* the model is (see the photo I posted of it standing next to an ipod).
It seemed like a great idea to get one as I was teaching some students about basic anatomy (how alcohol affects different organs) and wanted to use something a little more visceral than photos on the internet. The main issue for me is that it's way too small for more than one person at a time to inspect it at a time...
On the PLUS side: it's small enough to carry around, offers a good way to introduce young children to human anatomy - the little tweezers that came with it reminded me of the old 'Operation' board game.
On the MINUS side: small enough to lose parts very easily, probably won't hold the interest of any kids over 9 yrs old (and small parts will preculde very young children from having access to it)
OVERALL: Over-priced/too small for any serious use, but might prove useful for explaining anatomy to kids if it pops up in conversation.