I went to the Boston Museum of Science this weekend and saw an exhibit called BODYWORLDS.
They showed regular lungs, the lungs of a smoker, the lungs of a coal miner. They also showed what the human body looks like in various positions, such as the skeletal and muscular structure of a boy skateboarding, playing basketball.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. The Museum of Science, Boston will host Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies which features more than 200 real human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, individual organs, organ configurations and transparent body slices. The exhibition also allows 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 20 million people around the world have viewed the BODY WORLDS exhibits
Apparently this contreversial exhibit has been creating a stir because, in fact, it is real people, real bodyparts, on display.
What I found interesting was the artificial fixtures, like steel rods that were in bones, prosthetic knee-joints, etc.
If you get a chance to see this exhibit, I recommend you do. Very interesting.
My girlfriend did not like it though