Dead Body Exhibit to Take Over Union Station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Kansas City's Union Station is hosting another blockbuster exhibit.

"Bodies Revealed'' displays actual human body parts, 250 dead bodies, limbs and other organs. The exhibit's six-month run opens February 29th.

Union Station officials put the show on a par with the recent Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in terms of educational and inspirational value. They expect 100,000 people will see the exhibit.

Segments of the show will focus on different body systems.

Controversy surrounding similar shows stems from questions about
where the bodies came from. The exhibit's medical director said they came from people in China who had agreed to donate their bodies to medical schools before dying of natural causes.

The preservation process involves infusing the bodies with silicone.