Navigation Links
Specimens in BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Stem Primarily from German Body Donation Program
Date:2/16/2008

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Plastination commends ABC's 20/20 for its investigation on the origin of bodies on display in public anatomical exhibitions. The program served to inform and educate the public about anatomical exhibitions in general, and the origins of bodies used in anatomical exhibitions in particular.

However, the Institute for Plastination wishes to clarify two vague statements made by anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens to 20/20, that may have confused Associated Press, other media, and the public about the origin of the bodies in BODY WORLDS exhibitions.

In the interview conducted entirely in English (Dr. von Hagens' second language), he said that he had "stopped using bodies from China," and that "he had cremated some bodies that showed head injuries." His incomplete statements -- presented without context or chronology -- led some to conclude that he had once used Chinese bodies in the BODY WORLDS exhibitions, and had since ceased to do so.

In his interview, Dr. von Hagens neglected to mention that from 2003 to 2004, he was frequently asked by Chinese universities to complete plastination of anatomical specimens belonging to their medical schools. The specimens were delivered by the universities to Dr. von Hagens for plastination, and returned after the plastination process. In his interview, Dr. von Hagens failed to explain that he was referring to his secondary plastination work for medical schools, and not his primary work of donor plastination for BODY WORLDS exhibitions.

In fact -- with the exception of fetuses from historical anatomical collections pre-dating 1930, and some small organs from hospital anatomy and pathology programs -- all of the specimens in BODY WORLDS (more than 180 out of 200 specimens per exhibit), originate from the Institute for Plastination's Body Donation Program, established in Heidelberg in 1982 and managed by the Institute for Plastination since 1
'/>"/>

SOURCE BODY WORLDS
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. BODY WORLDS 2 & Breathe California Pair Up for Some Ash Kicking
2. BODY WORLDS 3 & The Story of the Heart Opens at the California Science Center, March 14, 2008
3. Museum Open Around the Clock - BODY WORLDS 2 and The Tech Host 40 Hour Marathon!
4. The Institute for Plastination Responds to the Bishop of Manchesters Media Blitz, Assertions, and Allegations About BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibition Coming to Manchester
5. An Open Letter to 20/20 and the Shareholders of Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
6. Healthways Enters German Healthcare Market
7. Genzyme and Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany to Present New Data on Alemtuzumab in Multiple Sclerosis at ECTRIMS
8. Martek Wins German DHA Patent Infringement Actions Against Lonza and One of Nutrinovas Customers in Suits Relating to DHA Product Marketed for Use in Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements
9. Chip PC Wins Europes Largest Thin Client Tender to Supply 20,000 Thin Clients and Management Software to German RZF - Financial Administration of North Rhine-Westphalia County
10. Recently discovered virus associated with pediatric respiratory tract infection in Germany
11. LifeScience Alley 2007: German Healthcare Market Offers Gateway to Europe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/22/2014)... 23, 2014 Today, Dylan Queen, a ... collection of wedding dresses; the business offers a wide ... accessories for ladies worldwide, allowing them to create multiple ... the company, this new collection of chic wedding dresses ... they are offered at discounted rates now. Dylan Queen ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Discount-Dress.com is an important company ... is to increase the company’s online market share by a ... of bridesmaid dresses and announced a bridesmaid dress promotion for ... Dec. 30, 2014. All the dresses from this company are ... In fact, Discount-Dress.com is very good at manufacturing wedding dresses. ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 22, 2014 "My friend went ... caused by the machine," said an inventor from Cambria ... to go back a second time because the first ... , She developed the patent-pending MAMO EASY to offer ... The design saves the patient from the pain normally ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... The wide variety and complexity of foods served at ... food allergies, an expert warns. "Every person is ... allergies that it can be really difficult to avoid ... of allergy and clinical immunology at Wake Forest Baptist ... "If you know you have food allergies, caution should ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... month has been a historical time for Angeldress.co.uk, an excellent ... from some renowned review websites. Recently, the company has added ... selection of wonderful sexy wedding dresses to its website. At ... up to an 80% discount on any order over GBP ... suitable dress at Angeldress.co.uk, which has garnered a hard core ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dylan Queen Introduces Its New Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Bridesmaid Dresses Introduced by Famous Company Discount-Dress.com For The New Year 2015 2Health News:'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies 2Health News:Sexy Wedding Dresses with Special Discounts Launched by Angeldress.co.uk 2
... , , DENVER, Sept. 15 ... of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease ... the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network,s patient quality improvement goal. ... in Virginia by promoting increased use of fistulas, thereby minimizing the ...
... found 138 sites that sold them illegally, without a prescription ... on their own that they need antibiotics can easily find ... benefit of a prescription, new research shows. , The practice ... an overuse of antibiotics that is known to create resistant ...
... , , , , ... ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products, ... Life Sciences Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. ... at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. , ...
... , , , PROVIDENCE, ... are invited to step forward on October 4, 2009 at ... "The Walk: Hasbro Children,s Hospital." Patients, families, hospital staff ... money to support patient care and cutting-edge pediatric research in ...
... , , , ... Inc. (Pink Sheets: ASFX) (the Company) today announced the appointment ... as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development of ... of the intellectual property formerly owned by Safeguard, which produces ...
... , , , WASHINGTON, Sept. ... a forum held by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee ... are the Speaker,s remarks: , , "Good morning. ... we are closer than ever before in history to passing health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Data Shows DaVita Facilities Lead Virginia in Improving Kidney Patient Care 2Health News:Antibiotics Bought Easily on the Internet 2Health News:Antibiotics Bought Easily on the Internet 3Health News:ATS Medical to Participate at the 2009 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference 2Health News:Hasbro Children's Hospital Kicks Off Inaugural Fundraising Walk 2Health News:Hasbro Children's Hospital Kicks Off Inaugural Fundraising Walk 3Health News:American Scientific Resources, Inc. Welcomes Jason Roth 2Health News:Pelosi Remarks at Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Forum on Health Insurance Reform 2Health News:Pelosi Remarks at Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Forum on Health Insurance Reform 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  World Hemp Oil, ... low THC, announces they are now offering legal, organic ... Charlotte,s Web type strains grown in medical marijuana states. ... neurological disorders, such as Parkinson,s, MS, and spinal cord ... laws to pass, because imported CBD Oil Is legal ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... MONTREAL , 21. November 2014 ... hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass ... – EMA) die Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizinprodukt ... Produktkandidat des Unternehmens zur Behandlung von ... eine seltene, stark beeinträchtigende genetische Krankheit, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... -- Market research firm Kalorama information says that 2014 will ... the medical device industry.  The firm thinks the $360 ... 3% growth this year, which led firms to look ... and entrance by acquisition into new competitive zones.  The ... The Global Market for Medical Devices, 5 th ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 3Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 3Kalorama: 2014 The "Year of The Buy" in Medical Device Industry 2
... has been developing diverse medical ... years. Our medical-surgical products have ... innovation, quality and customer satisfaction. ... the Labtron® line of diagnostic ...
... Nebulizers deliver particulate humidity in the 3 ... secretion patients. For your convenience, Thera-Mist® nebulizers ... of sterile water., ,The P30000N, for ... 20-50% with a total flow range of ...
... can be held at angles up to 45° ... in spill column, finger grooves for a non-slip ... 7 feet of regular oxygen tubing. The ... size and sustain optimum mist concentration at every ...
With ten colors available, Spectrums line of Color-Coded Fiberoptic Light Cables makes it easy to track by department....
Medicine Products: