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Displaying Dead and Different Bodies: Spectacle/Sideshow/Education?

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Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. (Senior Fellow, Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Medical Ethics, and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) discussed the ways in which humans think of and view "bodies." Dr. Wolpe illustrated with what he termed the "misshapen body" (such as the specimens on display at the Mütter Museum), the "reconstructed body" (such as cloned animals and the Body Worlds exhibitions of plastinated human bodies) and the "deconstructed body" (such as gender changing surgeries). Melanie A. McCollum, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Medical Education, Department of Cell Biology, and Course Director, Gross and Developmental Anatomy, University of Virginia) talked about the importance of bodies for learning and the [...]
DVDOnline
2007
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)