Anatomy For Beginners is presented by pioneering anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens and pathologist, Professor John A. Lee. Dr. von Hagens pioneered a procedure known as plastination, which preserves bodies and body parts for educational and display purposes. This works basically by substituting water and fat in the body tissue with special polymers that can preserve even the finest detail. This results in specimens that are immaculately preserved and presented, offering incredible opportunities for medical education. Many of these specimens are used in the program. Dr. von Hagens has also exhibited these specimens around the world in an exhibition titled Body Worlds, which displays genuine examples of human anatomy in a very public forum.
"If you can bear to watch, the dissections are fascinating and extremely educational" Paul Hoggat, The Times. Gunther von Hagens & John A. Lee take you through a real autopsy in front of a live audience. The 200 minute long autopsy reveals how the human body functions, From the brains to the toes it takes viewers on a tour of the inner body in four chapters Movement, Circulation, Digestion & Reproduction.