From April through September of this year, Vetoshny Gallery in Moskow, (Ветошный) exhibits real corpses of really dead people — dissected and in one piece, skinned but with muscles and bones intact. All the essential bodily fluids are replaced with silicone, thus the “artifacts” retain fairly “fresh” appearance, keeping their shape and do not rot or go bad in any discernible way.
While observing the exhibited cadavers, viewers might get a refresher in anatomy. Forgot where the kidneys are located and how they look? Want to get close to human heart? See the works of muscles and the nervous system? Understand how the epidural anesthesia manages to put you under? People in white robes are there to explain thing to you. Medical students most of them, they’ll surely be helpful if any of the visitors suddenly succumb to a fainting spell. However, none were reported thus far. Thus far, the Muscovites, as well as the numerous visitors of the Russian capital, collectively proved to be in possession of sturdy nervous system.
For all of its shocking value, The Secrets Of The Body is educational mostly, and deemed to be a serious and useful visual aid for the inquisitive minds of the non-faint-hearted.
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