Tuesday, April 6, 2010

We Told You So: Corpses on Congress

Posted By on Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM

We said that Bodies was coming to Tucson last week and everyone thought it was just an April Fool's Day hoax.

Well, today the morning daily reports:

A controversial exhibit featuring plasticized corpses is coming to Tucson.

"Bodies . . . The Exhibition" will be at the Rialto Block, 300 E. Congress St., starting in May.

The show features specimens that have been dissected and preserved through a plastination process and illustrates how human anatomy varies from person to person.

Some of the bodies are posed doing everyday activities like playing volleyball or conducting an orchestra.
But questions about the origins of the bodies have dogged the exhibition.

A 2008 report by ABC News quoted a Chinese source who alleged cadavers were obtained through a black market in Chinese bodies, which could have included executed prisoners.

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