Gunther von Hagen's BodyWorlds

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Tony Rook
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Gunther von Hagen's BodyWorlds

I recently was privileged to view one of the most astonishing displays human physiology ever publicly displayed. Not since Leonardo da Vinci has one person capitivated the imaginations of so many people. His displays of the real human (and other mammals) bodies allows the individual to peer into what really makes us human. With the current ongoing debate (in the United States) concerning evolution and intelligent design, this exhibit allows the human mind to connect with the physical world of human anatomy. In turn, a more intimate connection with our evolutionary past inevitably emerges. I would encourage anyone who has ever wondered how our bodies function to see this truly amazing display of the human experience.

RedBull
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Is there any website provided

Is there any website provided such that I can view the truly amazing display of the human experience?

samm
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Don't know about the website

Don't know about the website - see what a google unearths, but if you are in the US, keep an eye out - this exhibition is slated to tour the country.

Fraser Moss
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http://www.bodyworlds.com/en
Guy Sovak
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It is now showing in Toronto.

It is now showing in Toronto.
I think that it is his secound exebition.
I have seen some pictures and it is realy unbelievable.
The only thing is that it costs 25CAD

Tony Rook
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gsovak:

gsovak:

Believe me, it is well worth the money!! If you have chance make sure you go!

Jason King
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I saw the exhibition in

I saw the exhibition in Germany about 5-6 years ago. It was a massive success, partly because of GvH's novel plastination process but mostly because of the media interest that was generated in the wake of protests from the Catholic Church.

Although all of his "subjects" signed contracts that show their willingness to become medical specimens after their deaths, I think one should remain cautious about GvH's work and in particular the motivation behind it. The international exhibitions are very successful and generate a lot of money. I hope he doesn't lose sight of his initial aim, which was to demistify human physiology and instead focus more on the cash flow.

Much of his work is now conducted in China where I believe some of his subjects have been executed "criminals". Here more serious questions should be asked about subject consent. Also, since my wife used to work with GvH's wife, I know that he is a pretty strange character - enough said, I think.

Guy Sovak
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I think I will go.

I think I will go.
I have been doing alot of corps dissection when I was teaching in the Med School, so it interests me, the only thing is as parvoman said is the money issue.
I think they are asking for too much.
It become a business and unfortunately it is smelling a bit bad.
Guy