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Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby David2 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:38 pm

Hello,

I thought this documentary could be of interest to some. I found it very educational. It's also good for disentchantment from the body (for this, see also *) and getting aware of how quickly it can stop functioning. It maybe also can give us some greater intention to live a healthy life.

It shows with the help of real organs and autopsy (WARNING: Graphic pictures) what is happening inside the human body, for example in cases of arteriosclerosis, cancer, poisoning and ageing.

Blood circulation, arteriosclerosis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D2LbBB2row

Cancer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlPGuq5V4q4

Poisoning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riHVZsT6Rok

Ageing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K-OWGWULvU


* Another autopsy video posted by Bhikkhu Samahita
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGdcaB690Yc
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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby reflection » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:02 pm

Hey!

Yes, these are great. Very interesting indeed. I really enjoyed watching them (my mom didn't, though haha) and it's great seeing somebody else posting them.

If you get a chance to see the Bodyworks expositions by G. von Hagens (the one doing the autopsy in those videos), I'd really recommend it.

I've also found these three just a minute ago. I have not watched these before.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?annotat ... 4ibBypxIRI


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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby David2 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:17 am

Thank you for posting those other 3 videos.

If you get a chance to see the Bodyworks expositions by G. von Hagens (the one doing the autopsy in those videos), I'd really recommend it.


Yeah, perhaps I will visit these expositions one day. I think I once heard about them (through newspaper or something like that), but forgot about them over the years. :smile:
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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:54 am

Having attended an autopsy, watching a film of it is a bit sterile. The one thing that is missing is the smell.
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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby David2 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:10 am

tiltbillings wrote:The one thing that is missing is the smell.


True, but unfortunately most people haven't got the chance to attend an autopsy, have they?
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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby purple planet » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:57 pm

Is the person doing the autopsy have knowldege in the same way someone doing contemplation of the body ?
Did this guy reach nirvana ? - i think he probobly didnt (or he would say so) but what exactly is the difference between him and a meditator doing lot of body contemplation ?

after years and years of autopsys im sure he had contemplated quite a lot about this subject
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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby Alex123 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:45 pm

purple planet wrote:Is the person doing the autopsy have knowldege in the same way someone doing contemplation of the body ?
Did this guy reach nirvana ? - i think he probobly didnt (or he would say so) but what exactly is the difference between him and a meditator doing lot of body contemplation ?

after years and years of autopsys im sure he had contemplated quite a lot about this subject



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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby seahorse » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:55 pm

Very interesting thread.
I was searching for stuff like mesentery, sinews etc recently, because I was reading the suttas about contemplating the body and I didn't know what these things really looked like.
I nearly heaved when I saw some of the pics!

I also attended the very good 'Death' exhibition currently showing at the Wellcome Collection in London (which I recommend to anyone in the UK). It has a model of a rotting corpse and you can see all the gory bits. Jaundiced skin, intestines bleeding, bone marrow etc.

I realised however that I was actually experiencing full-on aversion to the body, which I hope will eventually fade and I can develop equanimity.
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Re: Autopsy documentary about the human body & diseases

Postby seahorse » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:57 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Having attended an autopsy, watching a film of it is a bit sterile. The one thing that is missing is the smell.


Hello Tilt, that sounds interesting, mind if I asked how you managed to gain access to an autopsy? I'd like to do that one day too.
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