Human Bodies on Display: Where Do They Come From?

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Human Bodies on Display: Where Do They Come From?

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Here is where the process begins -- a corpse receiving room. Von Hagens says it is imperative that water and fats are removed from a body and replaced with polymers so that bacteria cannot survive, and thereby the body will not decompose.

Von Hagens says he has a list of 6,000 people in Europe and the U.S. who have agreed to donate their bodies in the interest of science and public education. (ABC News)

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