Plastinated body exhibit

Plastinated body exhibit

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Plastinated body exhibit, arranged in an upright pose. The technique of plastination conserves dead bodies by replacing water and fat with plastic. The technique preserves detailed anatomy, so the bodies can be dissected and put on display. Here, a whole skeleton is presented with blood vessels. In the body cavity, the lungs, heart and liver structures are seen, and in the abdomen the blood vessels of the digestive tract are seen. Photographed at the 'Our Body' exhibition, in Lyon, France.

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