The current potential of plastination

@article{Hagens2004TheCP,
  title={The current potential of plastination},
  author={Gunther von Hagens and Klaus Tiedemann and Wilhelm Kriz},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
  year={2004},
  volume={175},
  pages={411-421}
}
SummaryThis review surveys the potential of plastination, a technique of tissue preservation introduced eight years ago. In this process, water and lipids in biological tissues are replaced by curable polymer which are subsequently hardened, resulting in dry, odorless and durable specimens. The procedure consists of the following steps-fixation, dehydration, forced impregnation in a vacuum, and hardening. The properties of the finished specimen are determined by the class of polymer used… 
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