Ban on scientific display of bodies would go against Enlightened past

Article in the Scotsman

Despite the mantra of access and education, displays in Scottish museums and galleries could soon be removed from shelves, as the Executive deems ‘the public’ too sensitive to see them.

The Human Tissue Bill, currently passing through parliament, will outlaw the public display of body parts or the dead body. This will have a severe effect on museums and galleries, especially anatomy and pathology collections, and will impinge on their fundamental purpose: to contribute to public knowledge and understanding.

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