as a clinically based teaching aid at the University of Auckland.
It can be observed that 42% of surveyed medical schools make use of only formaldehyde, 37% make use of formaldehyde and glycerine, 15% make use of only glycerin, 4% adopt three or more methods, 1% makes use of only plastination
, and 1% did not inform.
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'.
9) As an educational and research tool, plastination
is widely used and ethically acceptable.
The items on display are real human specimens donated by people who bequeathed their bodies for educational purposes to the Institute for Plastination
The technique, called plastination
, was created by Gunther von Hagens, and is usually used on human forms.
of Missouri at Kansas City/Children's Mercy Bioethics Center, Children's Mercy Hospital) introduces a dozen essays (many first presented at a Center for Bioethics conference held in Kansas in 2008) that discuss the development of plastination
, historical attitudes toward treating human remains, and issues concerning commercialization and detachment in a biotechnological era.
Professor of clinical anatomy at Warwick Medical School, Peter Abrahams, said: "We have a huge collection of human body parts that have been dissected and put through the process of plastination
, so they are dry, non-smelly, non-decomposing - they'll last forever.
The German professor, 65, has been given seven years to live and wants to have his body preserved using his plastination
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.
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
Resulting from a phenomenon called plastination
, a revolutionary method of specimen preservation invented by Dr.
Jack Hawkes, staff veterinarian at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and director of its new plastination