DACC Students Visit Body Worlds at COSI

November 19, 2012

On November 8th, Mr. Lobdell’s junior and senior Anatomy and Physiology classes, along with instructors from the Bioscience, Dental, and Health Technologies labs attended the Body World’s exhibit at COSI in downtown Columbus.

DACC students visit Body Worlds at COSI

Body Worlds offers the viewer a unique way to experience human anatomy in a setting that is both artistic in its presentation as well as awe inspiring. Body Worlds is the brain child of the famous German anatomist, Gunther Von Hagens. Von Hagens’ aim is to use aesthetic and dynamic means to display his bodies for educational purposes. Millions of people worldwide have had the opportunity to see for themselves the beauty and power of this magnificent exhibit.

DACC students visit Body Worlds at COSI

From the COSI web site:
Invented by scientist and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977, Plastination is the groundbreaking method of halting decomposition and preserving anatomical specimens for scientific and medical education. Plastination is the process of extracting all bodily fluids and soluble fat from specimens, replacing them through vacuum forced impregnation with reactive resins and elastomers, and then curing them with light, heat, or certain gases, which give the specimens rigidity and permanence. For a single body, the entire process from start to finish takes approximately a year or 1,500 working hours to complete!


DACC students visit Body Worlds at COSI

Quotes from students:
“The Body Worlds exhibit was one of the best experiences of my life. More people should acknowledge this opportunity and take it because , what is a better way to learn about yourself than by seeing the real insides of a human?! It really left me speechless.”

“I think that the Body Worlds exhibit was absolutely amazing. It is one of the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my life and will probably ever will see… This class is challenging, and nursing school will be very difficult, it will all be worth it in the end because of how amazing the human body is.”

“I think it was a review and practice of what we have learned in anatomy in these 2 years. It was an amazing experience… The muscles we studied on the cats, we got the opportunity to see on human beings.”