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Exhibition of Actual Human Bodies Makes TX Debut at the Witte Museum

SAN ANTONIO, TX.— Journey through a fascinating tour of the human body, seeing first-hand how each of the intricate bodily systems work, through actual human bodies and specimens. Our Body: The Universe Within makes its South Texas debut at the Witte Museum January 26 through May 26, 2008 in the Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery.

Featuring 12 human bodies and 75 anatomical specimens, Our Body provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unravel the mystery of the body. Explore in detail the Muscular, Skeletal, Circulatory, Nervous, Digestive, Respiratory, Reproductive and Excretory systems for a deeper understanding of the body’s form and function and for a stronger appreciation of the uniqueness of each of our individual bodies.

Displayed in an artful, compelling and dignified environment, this exhibition allows visitors a look at the body that only doctors and scientists have an opportunity to see. The specimens have been preserved using a method known as polymer impregnation, a method of preservation whereby bodily fluids are replaced by liquid plastic, which is then hardened to create a solid, durable anatomic specimen that will last indefinitely.

There is a $13 surcharge per person in addition to museum general admission. Call 210.357.1900 for more information or visit his website.