Work of Gunther von Hagens – level 2

25-02-2015 15:00

A German doctor named Gunther von Hagens invented the plastination technique. This technique can preserve bodies and body parts. It replaces the water and fat with special plastics.

The doctor shocked the public when he televised an autopsy. In 2010, he opened an online shop which sells human and animal body parts. A new museum, called Body Worlds, recently opened in Berlin. It has its own collection of 20 complete bodies, many organs, bones and muscles.

If this interests you, you can actually take part! After your death, you can donate your body to this project.

Difficult words: preserve (to make something stay good and “fresh” for a long time), autopsy (when people look inside a dead body), donate (to give).

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