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Look inside yourself...literally: MUN exhibit features dozens of human body parts

The BodyWorks exhibit in St. John's allowed visitors to get up close and personal with the human body this Saturday.

Body Works exhibit at MUN's School of Medicine

7 years ago
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Body Works exhibit at MUN's School of Medicine

Curious about what your liver looks like? Ever touched a human heart?

The BodyWorks exhibit in St. John's allowed visitors to get up close and personal with the human body this Saturday.

Dr. Shakti Chandra, a professor of anatomy at Memorial University, spent years dissecting human bodies and preserving them through a process called plastination.

Her exhibit, which features dozens of human organs and bones, was open to the public for the second time this weekend.

"It gives people an opportunity to see people what they're made of, if they like to," said Chandra.

"If they can learn to admire the complexity of the human body they can learn to look after themselves a bit better. They have one body for a lifetime, and as long as they do their best to look after it that's a lesson learned."

All the bodies were donated specifically for the purpose of plastination.

The body parts are usually used for teaching medical students, although Chandra also travels around the country showing her exhibit to schoolchildren. 

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