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Autopsy: Life and Death

Autopsy: Life and Death


Controversial anatomist Gunther von Hagens dissects and compares healthy and diseased human cadavers to assess the damage caused by illness. British pathologist Professor John Lee provides medical insights and explanations of the physiological processes involved.
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Final: 1x04 -- Ageing (Jan/19/2006)


Gunther concludes the series by comparing the bodies of two women - one in her twenties, the other an octogenarian - before dissecting two cadavers of similar age to the living females to examine their internal differences.

The doctor and Professor John Lee also consider the question of why human beings cannot live forever despite advances in medical technology.
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Gunther von HagensGunther von Hagens
As Himself (anatomist)
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