Can you stomach this?
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science are hosting the Body Worlds exhibit through July 23rd. If you have not heard of this exhibit before, it is an ‘anatomical exhibition of real human bodies’. This anatomist has found a way to preserve bodies through plastination and has taken these real human bodies on tour. In doing some research about this, I came across some photos of the exhibit and I am not sure I could handle seeing this. The muscles, tendons, veins and various organs are visible and preserved. The Denver exhibit contains 20 whole bodies, with both healthy and unhealthy body parts, organs and several other ‘bits’. Again, do I really want to see what our insides look like, up close and personal? Some of the parts are sliced up in 3.5mm pieces or displayed inch by inch. While this may be a fascinating visual, educational experience, would I, let alone a child want to really see this?