/R E P E A T/ - BODY WORLDS 2 welcomes its 250 000th visitor!

    MONTREAL, Aug. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2, the
world-renowned anatomical exhibition currently showing until September 16
2007, exclusively at the Montréal Science Centre, welcomed its
250 000th visitor this morning! For the occasion, the 250 000th visitor,
Mrs. Solange Leblanc, was officially greeted by the BODY WORLDS 2 team in
Montreal and personally congratulated by M. Sébastien Théberge, Exhibit
Director of BODY WORLDS 2 in Montréal and M. Benoît Légaré, Vice-President of
the Montréal Science Centre.
    BODY WORLDS has already earned public and critical acclaim in more
35 cities throughout Europe, Asia and North America, and has been viewed by
over 22 million people worldwide. Where Canada is concerned, this fascinating
exhibition was displayed in Vancouver (BODY WORLDS 3) and has been to Toronto,
where 472,000 visitors, including 73,000 elementary and high school students,
were able to appreciate it.

    What is BODY WORLDS 2?

    Created by German doctor and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, BODY
WORLDS 2 is a display of over 200 authentic human body specimens, including
numerous organs and some 20 whole bodies. This unique and authentic anatomical
exhibition provides a new perspective on the marvels of the human body.
Visitors can get a better understanding of different body functions, from
locomotion to digestion, compare healthy organs to diseased ones (for
instance, healthy lungs and a smoker's lungs) and even observe the different
stages of embryonic development.
    According to Benoît Légaré, Vice-President of the Montréal Science
Centre, "The rich educational content of the BODY WORLDS 2 exhibition is
directly linked to our mission. It is an exceptional opportunity for our
visitors to learn about anatomy and health. The human body's marvelous
architecture is usually hidden to us, but this exhibition lets us not only see
it and understand it, but appreciate it all the more. Furthermore, this
knowledge is disseminated in a spirit of great respect towards the human
    BODY WORLDS 2 gives visitors the type of access to human bodies that, in
the past, was restricted to medical students and health professionals. Some
20 whole-body plastinates are exhibited in dynamic and athletic poses, making
it possible to examine the various systems and understand how they interact
with one another.


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