The Museum of the Human Body
The Museum of the Human Body is located on the 9th floor of the Thantaphaetayasart Chalerm Navamaraj 80 Building in the Faculty of Dentistry. It is one of eleven museums of this kind and the first in Southeast Asia to display the human body through the Plastinated Human Bodies technique. This technique replaces liquid and fat in body tissue with a liquid plastic solution that helps to eliminate unpleasant chemical odours allowing it to remain in its original condition for a long time. The Museum, which is valued at over 100 million Baht, exhibits the bodies and parts of humans that are classified into groups. The exhibited items consist of human bodies in full form, dissected human bodies, foetuses, organs, muscles and cast pieces showing the vascular system. The Museum originated with the donation of human bodies and organs to Chulalongkorn University by Mr. Katsumi Katamura, the President of Medical Doctor Soft House Company Limited, at the suggestion of Professor Kachsuhiro Eito, a former Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Tokyo.