I am ZHO’ZHEMENE KA’CO’LUM, an anatomist and physiologist. I study the structure of the human body and its many functions.
My passion for anatomical sciences was clear from a very young age. I’ve studied physiology since I can remember, thanks to my parents who included it in my basic education (ie. reading, writing, math).
I spent hours memorizing the organs, bones, muscles, and blood vessels by playing on apps such as “Speed Anatomy,” and when I wanted a deeper and more detailed understanding of the body I picked up the book “Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice” by Drs. Henry Gray and H.V. Carter.
At age 13, I challenged myself to read 1,562 pages of comprehensive clinical anatomy within 3 months. I didn’t complete it, but got far enough to gain a decent familiarity with the lexicon of the human body according to modern medicine.
Since then, I’ve taken a slight step back from the western perspective of anatomy to view the body in a more holistic manner. The body is a whole organism, and I believe that in order to grasp the totality of the functioning system, I must view how the parts work in unison instead of separately.
“Nothing built with such intricate detail was designed in vain, take care of your vessel”