Anatomy for Beginnersa television show created by Gunther von Hagens
Controversial anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee explore the beauty beneath our skin in a fascinating series of anatomy classes. In this 4-part series, Dr Gunther von Hagens and Professor John Lee demonstrated the anatomical structure and workings of the body. The 4 episodes — Movement • Circulation • Digestion • Reproduction — were screened in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 in 2005. The show features public anatomy demonstrations with the use of real human cadavers and live nude models for — Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings — carried out at Gunther von Hagens' "Institute for Plastination" in Heidelberg, Germany.
Dr. von Hagens’ public demonstrations are not formal anatomy dissections as performed by medical students in some countries as part of their medical training. Formal dissections are performed slowly and take dozens of hours. Anatomy for Beginners performs a quicker autopsy and also combines with demonstration of plastinated body parts and specimens to gives just a glimpse of the human anatomy. The individuals on whom the demonstration was performed had, before their death, enrolled in von Hagens’ body donor programme and consented to the use of their bodies for public education in anatomy, including public demonstration.
Each of these run on average 50:00. Highly educational for anyone interested, and yes — Not for the Easily Squimish.