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Controversal Body Worlds Exhibit Hits Manchester

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Since its debut in Tokyo in 1996, the Body Worlds Exhibit -- featuring preserved human bodies -- has sparked controversy.
Body Worlds Exhibit

A plastinated cadaver at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.

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German scientist Gunther von Hagens developed the "plastination" technique, and remains a force behind the international exhibit. He says its aim is to teach people about human skeletal development, cardiovascular functions and the treatment of diseases.

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