Museum’s Cadaver Exhibit Raises a Stink
A state board voted to prohibit an exhibit of human cadavers at a Tampa museum, but museum officials said they intended to go ahead with it.
The exhibit of 20 preserved human bodies and 260 organs obtained in China is scheduled to open today at the Museum of Science and Industry. The Chinese government said the bodies were unclaimed and their identities were unknown.
The Florida Anatomical Board voted 4 to 2 at a meeting to deny approval for the exhibit. The board regulates cadavers used for research and education.