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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The 'Myth of the Human Body' Exhibit

Have you ever wondered about the inner workings of the human body? About your body? Here's a chance for you to unravel those mysteries first hand with the 'Myth of the Human Body' Exhibition.The exhibit showcases cadavers preserved in a process called 'plastination', a preservation technique pioneered by German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, which brings out the vivid details of various organs and body parts. You have to marvel at the extent they had to go through for each piece of the exhibit which takes up to a year to make. And the with the process used, the specimen is said to be able to last for at least a hundred years.

The theme of the exhibit revolves around the premise of Greek mythological figures representing various major systems of the human body (Like Zeus for the brain and nervous system, Eros for the reproductive system, Hercules for the muscular and skeletal and so on).
The exhibit is a very good teaching tool to better understand the inner workings of the human body. And there are people from the medical profession that serve as your group guide as you go along the exhibit. You can catch these wonderful specimen until April 17, 2011 but there are talks to make the event run until December.

For now, you can see all 300 specimen at the NeoBabylon Building, No. 9 Bayani Road, AFPOVAI, Taguig City. Entrance costs P350 for adults (children below 3 yrs old gets in for free, although they might get scared at the cadavers staring back at them)

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