Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bodies Exhibit

I recently read the book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. It was one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time and is now one of my favorites. After reading Stiff, I have wanted to view the Bodies Exhibit in Atlantic Station to see many of the bodies that have been donated to research. Before reading Stiff, I had no interest in seeing an exhibit with dead bodies. Stiff opened my eyes about the way our bodies function and how they can be used after death and in research.

If you don't know what the bodies exhibit is, I have included below a portion of their homepage online:

Bodies-The Exhibitation

Celebrate the wonder of the human form at BODIES... The Exhibition, a phenomenal exhibition about the amazing and complex machine we call the human body.

This Exhibition--which features actual human specimens--allows people of all ages access to sights and knowledge normally reserved only for medical professionals. Take the opportunity to peer inside yourself, to better understand how your elaborate and fascinating body works, and how you can become a more informed participant in your own health care.

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