Creepy Cadaver Exhibit
Only on human anatomy books we understood how our human body works and its components and systems works together to sustain our physical human existence, but on the rare and one of a kind exhibit at Neo-babylon Building at Taguig City Philippines, the human body and its parts were on display giving some creeping feelings on seeing the cadavers and their internal organs exposed where standing in front of you. Little bit scary, is not it?
The cadavers were not wax rather they are real dead people whose bodies were preserved by the method developed by a German anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, called Plastination. Plastination is the process of replacing the water from the newly dead body and its cells into acetone and then into plastic. However, the corpses are embalmed first and then dissect and bath into acetone solution and then into polyester solution. Then the corpse is being boiled at low temperature to complete the plastination of it or to produce the plastic in it.
The cadavers in the exhibit vary from a healthy body into disease-stricken body and bodily parts of the human body like a preserved blood vessels and even a fetus that has been plastinated. For the major themes of the exhibit is about all what humans gone through and going through, that is from conception into birth, from aging and sickness into death; with tour guides that will help and assist you regarding the cadavers on display. Thus, this rare exhibit can be truly helpful for Filipino students studying human anatomy and health related courses to give them additional knowledge regarding their field of study.
The cadaver exhibit “Myth of the Human Body” will only run in the Philippines until April 2011 at Neo-babylon Building Taguig city, for this exhibit is an international exhibit that just stops at Manila Philippines to give Filipinos an experience of this rare exhibit and knowledge about the Plastination method of preserving.
So therefore, don’t be scare of yourself and grab this once in a lifetime experience to see firsthand the internal organs within your bodies by your naked eyes, while the exhibit is still in the Philippines.
The purpose of this kind of exhibit is not to degrade or disrespect the dead bodies of someone but to educate people around the world the wonder of our human bodies, though the exhibit uses real corpses of someone wherein no one claims.