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PostSubject: Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From China   Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:32 pm


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Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From
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NEW YORK, Fri Feb 15, 06:48 PM



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The doctor behind the "Body Worlds" exhibits that show cadavers in different
poses says he has stopped using bodies from China for fear that some of them may
be executed prisoners, ABC News reported on Friday.
Dr. Gunther von Hagens told ABC's "20/20" that he had to destroy some bodies
he had received from China because they had injuries that made him suspect they
were execution victims.
The doctor invented a liquid plastic process that preserves bodies. He has
put many of them on display in museum exhibits that show them in poses like
playing poker or throwing a football.
One such exhibit opened Jan. 18 at the Milwaukee Public Museum and has had
100,000 paid visitors so far, Dan Finley, president of the nonprofit company
that operates the museum, told The Associated Press.
"It's the biggest exhibition we've ever done," he said. "The best
attended."
Finley said every specimen in his exhibit was there with informed consent. He
said it was his understanding that 8,000 people have volunteered to have their
bodies which are skinned for the exhibit used in future "Body Worlds"
shows.
Meanwhile, the company that is running a similar exhibit nationwide called
"Bodies ... Revealed" is under investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew
Cuomo, to determine where the bodies and body parts came from. Cuomo spokesman
Steven Cohen confirms that subpoenas have been issued to the company but the
office has drawn no conclusions.

The exhibit by Premier Exhibitions Inc. of Atlanta is now in Cincinnati.
A Premier spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Premier Exhibitions told ABC News it would cooperate fully.






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PostSubject: Re: Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From China   Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:03 am

NOT YOU TOO!!!!! Hissy Fit


This crap is on the local news on every channel each and every newscast. It was disturbing to begin with...now they say the people were executed prisoners? That's ridiculous. They should never have did that unless they donated their bodies to science. I can't wait till it leaves the Cincy area, so I won't have to see them ever again.
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PostSubject: Re: Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From China   Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:43 am

Well, I did not see this on the news anywhere on the TV. I had to log into my home page to find it, soooooooooooo, its new to me. Shocked/Huh


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PostSubject: Re: Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From China   Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:08 pm

Well, it's local news here and they've been covering it for several weeks now. Then the local channels show a damn commercial for it almost every commercial break. It's crazy stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From China   Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:38 pm

Mr Miyagi wrote:
Well, it's local news here and they've been covering it for several weeks now. Then the local channels show a damn commercial for it almost every commercial break. It's crazy stuff.

You sure got that right.

It still hasn't been on TV here, idk
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PostSubject: Re: Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From China   Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:20 pm

Be thankful of that. I hope they put a stop to the displays everywhere...it's just really creepy. Especially since some were murdered and then ended up to be put on displays like mounted animals. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Exhibit Stops Using Bodies From China   Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:28 pm

This story is still in the news, I wonder when they will stop talking about it. :silent: Shocked/Huh
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