Autopsy: Life & Death

Presenter Dr Gunther von Hagens Featuring Pathologist Professor John Lee

The processes in life that tie us to our ultimate fate in death. Read More

Product details
  • DVD
    Product Type:
  • 1
  • Genre:
  • 192 mins
    Running Time:
  • Yes
    Special Features:
  • All
  • PAL
  • 2nd May 2007
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In this new four-part series, anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee get right under the skin to reveal the processes in life that tie us to our ultimate fate in death. The two scientists perform a series of autopsy demonstrations at the Institute of Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany, in which they demonstrate the process of finding a cause of death. With the aid of human dissection, live models and scientific models they are able to reveal what disease really looks like and how it works.

The series includes discussions on:

  • Circulation
  • Cancer
  • Poisoning
  • Aging

Special Features:
  • Four episodes explaining Circulation, Cancer, Poisoning and Aging, each centring on a live public autopsy
Language: English
Barcode: 9322225055360

Product Reviews (3)

26 Apr 2015 17:20 AEST
Nigel Waring
from: Cowan

I have just watched the episode on cancer. It was of interest to me because I have Stage 4 Lung Cancer, I'm in my 6th year of survival. Thought I might be a bit squeamish but because it was so well presented I did not have any problems. I can now understand why it is such a difficult disease to treat and that it will be a very long time before a cure is found.

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02 May 2012 14:08 AEST
jo-anne yeoman-hare
from: preston

Fantastic learning resource for all students of pathology

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16 Mar 2011 16:56 AEST
from: Hastings

Awesome use of materials available & good teaching

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