Body parts stars of science exhibit

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Posted on November 15, 2012 at 4:55 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Louisville science museum will be displaying preserved human body parts in an exhibit touted as one that could spur people to live more healthful lives.
 
The Kentucky Science Center, formerly known as the Louisville Science Center, says the exhibit will open in January. It features human body parts preserved with resin.
 

Among the displays will be a diseased lung and a healthy lung, side by side. Another will show the complete digestive system.
 
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of Louisville's public health department, tells The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/QGxsKv ) the exhibit will be the premier health event of 2013.
 
The exhibit was created by German anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who developed the technique used to preserve the body parts. The technique is called plastination.

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