This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member Tomitheos who was on the scene.
Ontario Science Centre Body Worlds Exhibit: Human Forms Dissected
The Body Worlds Exhibition returns 4 years after its first visit to Toronto and will be on exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre (OSC) until February 28, 2010.
This second Body Worlds Exhibition features more than 200 authentic specimens and may even surpass the 500,000 visitors the exhibition attracted in 2005. It will display plastine models with the inner anatomy and organs made from real human body parts taken from corpses.
Plastinated Bodies Include Real Donor Organs
Body Worlds was compiled from a body donor program and with this round at the OSC also includes The Story of the Heart to supplement the anatomy displays. The bodies strike life-like poses and reveal the inner anatomical structure.
Some feel this educational effort exploits dead bodies for profit and has offended some who consider it a violation of respect owed the dead. With gruesome visuals, and just in time for the Halloween crowd, the presentation itself is not for the faint of heart.
The attraction intends to present human anatomy and physiology transparently. Is it using scare tactics to bully visitors into a healthier lifestyle? Dr. Angelina Whalley, Director of the Institute for Plastination in Germany, hopes so.
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