A Must, Must, Must See: Body Worlds 2

25 01 2007

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Body Worlds 2, The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, is currently at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. 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 an extraordinary process called Plastination a groundbreaking method for specimen preservation invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977. BODY WORLDS 2 features more than 200 real human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, individual organs, organ configurations and transparent body slices. The exhibition 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, more than 20 million people around the world have viewed the BODY WORLDS exhibits.
Not only do you learn all kinds of stuff about the body you live in everyday, its pretty cool.-amy

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