BODY WORLDS Rx was uniquely curated by Dr. Angelina Whalley to show diseases and ailments that affect individuals most frequently and to show the fragility, resilience and strength of the human body.
The extraordinary real specimens demonstrate the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body in distress, disease and optimal health. Visitors will marvel at the life processes that are captured in the exhibition and will leave with a new appreciation of the power we have to keep our bodies healthy.
Specimens on display stem from the Institute for Plastination’s body donation program and are preserved through plastination, a remarkable scientific process invented by pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens. This new presentation focuses on contemporary diseases and ailments that afflict the public, and how everyday lifestyle choices can improve health and wellness.