The State of Florida Anatomical Board stuck their nose into a planned exhibit by the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit, called ‘Bodies’, consists of 20 cadavers and 260 other body parts presented as a study of the human form, most without skin, preserved by a process called plastination which replaces fat and fluids with silicone rubber, epoxy and polyester. The exhibit originated in China and is (de?)composed of unclaimed human remains. This is where the Anatomical Board is putting its foot down. Seems that in Florida, presentation of a dead body for study requires prior approval of the deceased.
Why do I think the Anatomical Board would probably consider it a “no-brainer” and be OK with an exhibit if the parties involved were Egyptian with names like Nefertiti, Ramses or Tutankhamen?