Monday, June 11, 2007

I guess we all have different ideas of what "respectfully" means.


The Exhibition showcases 21 whole-body specimens and more than 260 organs and partial body specimens. These real human bodies have been meticulously dissected, preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented, giving visitors the opportunity to view the beauty and complexity of their own organs and systems.

In addition to providing an up-close look inside our skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems the Exhibition encourages healthy lifestyle choices by serving as a wake-up call. Authentic human specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by over-eating and lack of exercise. A healthy lung is featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison more powerful than any textbook image.
This show has had a very successful run in New York and they are extending its run due to demand. I saw and advertisement for the extension in Saturday's New York Daily News. Sooo, I cut it out, scanned it and put it here for your viewing pleasure.

"Real Human bodies preserved through and innovative process and then respectively presented" reads the copy. Hmmmm.