Have you heard of the Body World Exhibitions?

Body World Exhibitions - body world
United States
February 18, 2008 9:27am CST
The BODY WORLDS exhibitions are first of their kind exhibitions through which visitors learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies, using a called Plastination a groundbreaking method for specimen preservation invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977. Each exhibition features more than 200 real human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, individual organs, organ configurations and transparent body slices. The specimens on display come from the body donation program that Gunther von Hagens established in 1983. The exhibitions also allow visitors to see and better understand the long-term impact of diseases, the effects of tobacco consumption and the mechanics of artificial supports such as knees and hips. To date, nearly 25 million people around the world have viewed the BODY WORLDS exhibits. Last night on the news I heard that someone else is doing these Body Exhibitions but they are suspected to be using bodies of Chinese men who have been put to death and they may be closed down if this is found to be true. You can read more about Body World Exhibitions at this link.... http://www.bodyworlds.com/en/exhibitions/current_exhibitions.html
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Aren't these things cool? I have seen Dr. Von Hagen's featured on many TV shows ever since his first tour of the US quite a few years ago. There is also a science museum (I believe in the UK) that has similar works that are more science based. I would love to be able to see this exhibit in person. This is the second installment of his work to tour the US.
• United States
18 Feb 08
It seems I'm always the last to hear about everything. I guess that's because I don't watch or read the news. I found this very interesting last night and will read more about it.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
18 Feb 08
While this program sounds educational, ctry, I don't think it would appeal to me, lol. I studied all about how the body works in school and much of it has stayed with me throughout my life. I'm only curious about the body insofar as trying to keep mine going for awhile yet.
• United States
18 Feb 08
I hear you...lol! But I did really find it interesting and it's supposed to be very educational as far as what some diseases do to our bodies.