Body World Exhibition Video

This medical video focuses on the body exhibition which uses models that were once alive.
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Female Speaker: They were alive and now they are not. Female Speaker: It was surprising. Male Speaker: It just looks like models like plastic model but it's real. Jennifer Matthews: These museum-goers are taking an amazing journey inside the body. It's called BODY WORLDS. What makes this in-your-face display of anatomy so different, so captivating, is that these bodies at one time were alive. Norm Lieska: These people were dead, but that's not the element here. We don't see really an emphasis on death here. It's really more life affirming. Jennifer Matthews: Dry, odorless, yet colorful, these sculptures live an afterlife dedicated to art and education. Female Speaker: Life is beautiful even in death. The body can be beautiful. Jennifer Matthews: BODY WORLDS is the creation of German doctor Gunther von Hagens. Over 25 years, he perfected a method to plasticize every vessel and every organ through an injection process he calls plastination. Perhaps the most powerful sculptures are those showing disease and self-destruction. Female Speaker: They should come and see these to stop smoking or drinking. Jennifer Matthews: Smoking changes this lungs into those lungs. Alcoholism changes this liver into a shadow of its former self. And these slices reveal a new dimension to obesity. Female Speaker: I don't want my body to look like that, I want my body to be healthy. Jennifer Matthews: Many have become inspired by this stunning fusion of art and science. So far, 6,000 people have offered to donate their bodies for future plastination projects. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.

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