Dunno if I'd do that...the only way to separate the TAs from the students is by the fancy tools they have! But seriously, when I took anatomy, I used a kit I got at a site called indigo.com where they had some fairly decent kits for about $30 or so....it had a various scissors, scalpel handle, blades, teasing probe, stylus, eyedropper (?), and a cheesy "magnifying" card and worthless ruler. It came in a handy cloth roll-out bag which organizes your tools, but more importantly, really impresses fellow students. To be honest, I got through just fine with the small iris scissors for fine dissection, the heavy blunt/sharp scissors and scalpel for all the rest, and a decent pair of pick-ups and a metal probe to point at things with. Now I do everything with a pair of 9" blunt/blunt metzenbaum operating scissors and angled pick-ups...seems to work for me!
Originally Posted by Flash