Many animals have been frozen in motion, allowing people to see just how their bodies work. Exhibition curator, Dr Angelina Whalley, from the Institute for Plastination, says she hopes that people will leave the exhibition with a new "respect for nature and for science".
In this vivid painting by Christopher Fisher, you can see a surgeon using a falciform amputation knife. The curved blade was common in the early decades of the 19th century when surgeons preferred to cut through the skin and muscle before amputating the bone. To do this, the surgeon would take the falciform knife, hook it around the injured or infected limb, and cut in a circle to separate the flesh and muscle from the bone. Afterwards, he would use a saw to cut off the remaining appendage.