plastination


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a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues

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Gunther von Hagens in 1977, the Plastination process replaces the natural fluids in the specimen with liquid reactive plastics that are hardened and cured with gas, light, or heat.
A further advancement in preservation of the body was made through the replacement of the remaining fluids in an embalmed body (for example) with a polymer-a process called plastination (Latorre et al.
Whally, who met her husband while he was leading a dissection class at medical school, said she had always hoped to care for one patient at a time, but the touring plastination exhibition allowed her 'so much more'.
The German professor, 65, has been given seven years to live and wants to have his body preserved using his plastination technique.
The organizers of the exhibitions say that all of the specimens in the exhibition were obtained through the Dalian Medical University Plastination Laboratories in China.
The vivid graphics remind one of the traveling exhibit "Body Worlds," and those plastination recreations which awed museum goers of the wonder of the human form.
Plastination of animals like Artis enables us to preserve the anatomy of endangered species for posterity and to make it available to the public.
Medical students at the University of Warwick will be given the opportunity to study more than 200 of von Hagens' body parts, all perfectly preserved with the professor's patented plastination technique.
Jack Hawkes, staff veterinarian at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and director of its new plastination lab.
Von Hagens's plastination project requires the kind of conduct condemned, often by religion, as disrespect, desecration, or defilement of the dead," maintains Anita Allen of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
We shouldn't fear how we look beneath our skin," said anatomist and physician Gunther von Hagens, inventor of the plastination process and creator of "Body Worlds.
have attended sold-out exhibitions of human bodies and body parts preserved and frozen in various poses through a process called plastination.
Von Hagens, known for exhibiting human corpses preserved by plastination, said: "I want to preserve Bruno for eternity
Science museum visitors will be able to experience the human body in all its elegance and complexity by viewing real human bodies that have been preserved through a remarkable process called plastination in the series of exhibitions, "Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies.