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Resource ID: #22351
Subject: Museums
Source: KGO-TV (San Francisco)
Affiliation: 
Date: 05/26, 27, 30, 31; 06/07/05; 16/08/05

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The authors investigated reports that an exhibit of human bodies at the Masonic Center in San Francisco were leaking. Tests revealed the fluid to be a mix of silicone, used in the preserving process, and liquefied human fat. Research led the authors on a global investigation as they uncovered a market in human corpses. A large part of the investigation focused on the origin of the bodies, whether there was consent to use the bodies in the show from the deceased or next of kin in some cases the cause of death.

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