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The human body exposed to Truckee students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — BODIES REVEALED, the groundbreaking and provocative exhibition made a triumphant return to Sacramento drawing countless visitors, including the students from Truckee High School.-

This world-famous anatomical exhibition features real, whole and partial body specimens that have been meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process called polymer preservation, giving visitors the ability to view the complexity of organs and systems.-

Science teacher Paul Smith arranged for the students to take part in this unique opportunity. “I believe there is no better way to teach than to make it visual and hands on. In the sciences, some of the best educational experiences are outside the conventional classroom setting,” he stated.- “All of the students thought this was a fantastic experience.”

The exhibition features more than 200 specimens never before seen in California, including 14 whole body specimens posed in a combination of dramatic athletic and artistic movement including a baseball catcher and pitcher, violinist and bicyclist. Authentic human specimens dramatically illustrate the damage caused to organs by overeating, lack of exercise and disease — more powerful than any textbook image.

“Why all this interest in the human body?” asks Dr. Roy Glover, the Chief Medical Director of the exhibition. “The answer to this question seems quite clear to me: your body is the only thing you carry with you from the moment you are born until your very last breath.”

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 8, 2010 04:12PM Published Jun 8, 2010 04:10PM Copyright 2010 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.