Mind and Body

The “Body Worlds” exhibit
At the “Body Worlds” exhibit in New York’s Times Square, visitors will find a unique collection of nearly 200 human specimens on display – from full bodies to single organs. Dr. Angelina Whalley, inventor of an organ preserving process called plastination, has been curating these exhibits around the world since 1995. These photos are from various exhibitions. 

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A visitor at "Body Worlds" examines one of the specimens. 

(Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com)

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Spectators look at a human specimen posed as a football player. 

(Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com)

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Transparent horizontal body slices.

(Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com )

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Heart and lung specimen of a smoker. 

(Mother and Child at BODY WORLDS in Berlin, Germany, 2001(Plastinate: Blood Vessel Configuration of a Rabbit))

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Heart and lung specimen of a non-smoker. 

(Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com)

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Gunther von Hagens and his team positioning the mega plastinate: "The Rearing Horse with Rider."

(Copyright: Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com)

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A photo of one of the exhibitions. 

(Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com)

Heart

Heart, opened longitudinally. 

(Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com)

The “Body Worlds” exhibit

At the “Body Worlds” exhibit in New York’s Times Square, visitors will find a unique collection of nearly 200 human specimens on display – from full bodies to single organs. Dr. Angelina Whalley, inventor of an organ preserving process called plastination, has been curating these exhibits around the world since 1995. These photos are from various exhibitions. 

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