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BodyParts is a small exhibition of teaching specimens made by the Department of Anatomy at the University of Malta to teach  Anatomy to medical students.

These specimens are made by plastinating (i.e. converting into plastic) real specimens of the human body after preservation. The specimens can therefore be examined quite harmlessly by the public and can be used for public health education.

The process of plastination was invented by Dr Gunther Huygens in Heidelberg and the University has been using this to preserve exceptionally useful specimens of human dissection to prevent further deterioration and store them without the use of harmful chemicals.

A few other specimens will be displayed including a silicone cast of the lungs and a decellurised porcine heart amongst others.

BodyParts will be available all week during Discover University in the Pavilion, Atriju Vassalli

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Last Updated: 14 October 2014

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