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One of the bodies on display in the exhibition

An educational voyage inside the human body

Human Bodies is back the Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona.

Twelve human bodies and 150 organs are the exhibits at Human Bodies. Anatomy of Life, a striking array of items designed to be seen by people of all ages that have a profoundly educational vocation. Because this journey inside the body helps us to understand better the dangers of smoking, a sedentary lifestyle or a poor diet. The Arenas de Barcelona Shopping Centre first hosted the exhibition four years ago, and now it’s back again after touring several European countries. Visitors to the fourth floor of the building will find eight areas devoted to human development, the skeleton, and to the muscular, respiratory, urinary-reproductive, nervous, digestive and circulatory systems.

The bodies and organs that are on display have been preserved using cutting-edge plastination techniques consisting of replacing the liquids and the part of the adipose tissue of the organs with a polymer in frozen vacuum conditions. This process can take months for the most complex parts. The main aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of and promote healthy lifestyles and each organ and body has been selected taking into account its didactic and scientific worth, balanced by the utmost respect for human life. Rafael Latorre, Professor of Anatomy and Veterinary Embryology at the University of Murcia, is the Scientific Director of the exhibition, and Virginio García, Professor of Anatomy and Veterinary Embryology at the University of Extremadura, is the Medical Director.

Additional information is available at the following link.

 

 

Publication date: Friday, 12 October 2018
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