WHAT IS THE BODY WORLDS VITAL EXHIBITION?
These images show real human bodies, donated by their owners to be prepared and conserved through a method called plastination, first developed by Gunther von Hagens in 1977. The objects serve as scientific displays of the human anatomy, as well as being unique and fascinating pieces of art. Enjoy the images, and please visit the BODY WORLDS website for more info.
No soul, spirit, mind or consciousness was removed from the bodies in the process of dissection and plastination.
BODY WORLDS HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE GALLERY
Photos © Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany. http://www.bodyworlds.com