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Sunday, 05 February 2012

There is some controversy over a display entitled the Human Body Exhibition which opened at the Ambassador Theatre in Dublin on Thursday. All the exhibits are dead bodies specially preserved and presented as complete bodies in various poses, as bodies with the skin peeled back to expose the muscles and muscles peeled back to show internal organs, or as bodies which have been cross-sectioned or sliced vertically.

The Florida organisers of the exhibition claim that it is both beautiful and educational and, for those worried about the source of the bodies, they quote from the Chinese doctor who provided them. Dr Hong Jin Sui claims that all the bodies used were “legally donated, are free from infectious disease and certified to have died of natural causes”. Using the web it is not difficult to find people who take issue with the doctor’s assertion.

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