3 October-30 November 2012. After Rome, this controversial exhibition, entitled Body Worlds-The True World of Human Body, by the German scientist Gunther von Hagens, arrives in Milan. It celebrates the marvels of human body and pays a special attention to the heart.
Von Hagens compares healthy organs to others affected by pathologies and focuses on peculiarities and details of human anatomy. Von Hagens has invented and patented the so called lamination technique in order to reveal the secrets of human anatomy and the functioning of human body. This technique consists in substituting body fluids and soluble fats with silicone polymers. This procedure has allowed him to obtain surprising models, that preserve all the characteristics of human beings.
This exhibition, which gathered over 34 million spectators in over 60 cities worldwide, allows viewers to have a unique and fascinating vision of the interior of the human body. Its intent is to educate visitors on health, well being and a correct nutrition. It was made possible thanks to the donation of over 13,000 bodies organised by the German Institute for Plastination.