Stirrer blogger Dr David Nicholl posed some awkward questions earlier this week about the source of the bodies used at the Bodies Revealed exhibition at the Custard Factory in Birmingham - and later called on the Human Tissue Authority to investigate. Here's the full response from the organisers Premier Exhibitions.
Bodies Revealed is an exhibition that is devoted to furthering education and science in a manner that is respectful and without theatrics.
Our suppliers have confirmed to us that all of the bodies and organ specimens in Bodies Revealed came from individuals who chose to donate their bodies to medical science for the purpose of study and education and are deceased from natural causes.
In addition our full time anatomist and biological anthropologist have examined the specimens and have never found any evidence of associated with physical abuse. We are conscious of operating in a manner which does not perpetuate or support any untoward activities.
Indeed, for the Birmingham exhibition at the Custard Factory, we consulted the HTA far in advance of our opening and are in full compliance with all aspects of presenting the exhibit in the UK.
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