Bodies Revelaed

Last week Eric and I went to see the Bodies Revealed exhibit at Union Station.  I know there was a lot of controversy and even an investigation going on into the origins of the bodies on display in some of the similar shows going on around the country but this show wasn’t part of that. 

I thought the majority of it would be bodies but it wasn’t.  They mainly showed body parts (lungs, heart, nerves, etc).  The saddest and most interesting one was that of a woman who died when she was 4 months pregnant.  You could see the baby inside her.  I know it sounds bad to say that it was interesting but it was.  It was so scientific that it seemed like you were observing an anatomy class rather than at an exhibit.  The only thing that was kind of creepy was the fact that they left the lips and eyebrows on the people.  Everything else would be removed to show their insides except those.  I’m sure there was a good reason but I don’t know what it is.    

Bodies Revealed will be there until September 1st.  They haven’t announced the next exhibit but I saw a news report the other day that said they think it’s going to be something where you experience what blind people go through every day.  I can’t say that sounds too exciting right now but hopefully it will be better then expected. 

(P.S. Steve, you were right, there was an awful lot of guy stuff going on.)

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3 responses to “Bodies Revelaed

  1. backpacktwang

    Those exhibits are so cool. We had one come through Denver a while ago. I took my students and they were fascinated/horrified.

  2. I thought the most interesting part was the development of the fetus where it showed the bone structures at different weeks. I kept telling Suzanne I felt like I was back in Anatomy lab.

  3. illinigirl

    I think I’m the last person that hasn’t seen this, but I’ve wanted to. I’m quite, quite squeamish (sp?)–have to turn my head A LOT during ER, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. . . so I’m not sure how I’d do.

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