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New Body Worlds RX Exhibit Coming to Houston

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From January 13th to April 23rd, Houston will be home to the traveling exhibit called Body Worlds RX. This new show uses real human forms to give visitors insight into how our bodies function.

Houstonians might remember the original Body Worlds exhibit that came through the city 10 years ago at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The 2006 show particularly concentrated on the workings of the brain. Chron.com explains that the new Body Worlds RX will be on display at The Health Museum, and it will focus on “health and the human body, showing visitors what ailments like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and even dementia do to the human body under our skin.”

Viewers will be able to compare the specimen with diseases to healthy human forms. The Health Museum says they’re hoping the show leads people to become “inspired and empowered to take steps toward a healthier life.”

The 75 bodies used for display came from a donation pool of 16,000 people. The Health Museum explains that the bodies went through a process called “Plastination, a complex technique that removes the fluids from the body and replaces them with plastics that harden.”

Though it might be alarming to some, the exhibition is expected to attract many visitors.