'Bodies' exhibit will open in St. Louis in October

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | 1:39 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The medical director for "Bodies ... The Exhibition" says he is confident the cadavers from China used in the exhibit are not those of political dissidents.

Dr. Roy Glover was in suburban St. Louis today, a day after Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions Inc. reached agreement with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster allowing the exhibit to move forward. It will open Oct. 2 at the Galleria shopping mall.

The agreement calls for visible disclaimers that the bodies were obtained in China, but the origins were unknown.

Human rights groups have raised concerns that the company is profiting from bodies that could possibly be those of people killed by the communist regime. Glover says he has utmost confidence the bodies are not those of dissidents.

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sandra guthrie September 15, 2010 | 11:16 p.m.

I would like to know if there are any plans out there to picket and object publically at the Galeria against this BODIES exhibit?? Does anyone know?

This is soooooooooo wrong. I want to be a part of the objection . If no one else starts a movement to object, then maybe I MUST !
Contact me at to share information with me, please !

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Ellis Smith September 16, 2010 | 6:02 a.m.

And the redeeming social and/or artistic reasons for this "exhibition" are...?

Maybe this is one "Chinese import" we could do without.

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mike beary September 28, 2010 | 7:52 a.m.

There is incredible medical value in this exhibit. I'm going with my pre-med club from college. It would be terrible if people tried to disrupt the event based on hearsay. The fact is that the bodies were those unclaimed by next of kin in China from the Chinese police department. This is much like the John Does in our society that are buried and forgotten in nameless graves, never to be appreciated for the wonders that they are like the lucky bodies at the plastination exhibit.

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sandra guthrie September 29, 2010 | 11:06 p.m.

The Bodies are not claimed as the family would be targeted.

Hitler would be very proud of this exhibit. He dumped the ones he murdered in mass graves. He could have put them on display and charged a fee.

What will you do when they come for YOU and no one objects?

Human Rights for all, not just USA.

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