Archive for October, 2011

Anatomy is an exact science; it helps people look at their lives in an easier and more courageous way. It educates optimists,” said Alexander Nevzorov

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

By Yekaterina Kravtsova
The St. Petersburg Times
Published: October 26, 2011 Issue #1680

Dead Bodies Attract Crowds at Anatomy Exhibition

‘There is a need to make it more evolutionary to show people who a human is, where they come from,’ said Nevzorov, one of the exhibition’s trustees.

Russia’s first open anatomic exhibition, ‘The Human Body,’ celebrated its anniversary last week. The results are astonishing considering it has only been open for a year: The exhibition has had more than 100,000 visitors — a third of them children — and received two books of positive feedback from fans, while only nine people have fainted — with one filmed incident in which three visitors lost consciousness simultaneously.

The display is possible thanks to the research of Russian scientists including Ivan Goivorovsky, a professor of anatomy at the Military Medical Academy, whose work led to the development of a unique polymer embalming technique. This technique allows dead human bodies and organs to be kept on display without posing any danger to visitors.


Nevzorov Haute Ecole Seventh International School Meeting, 17-18 September 2011

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

The Nevzorov Haute Ecole Seventh International School Meeting, also known as Hippological Seminar VII, took place in St. Petersburg September 17-18, 2011

Special guests and speakers at the annual seminar were Prof. I. V. Gajvoronsky – Head of the Department of Normal Anatomy of the Kirov Military Medical Academy, St. Petersburg; paleontologist Igor Pakhomov, and famous actors Anwar Libabov and Victor Solovyev of the mime-clown-theater “Litsedei” .

Discussions and presentations included the subtleties of horse management practices, manege reading -LEP, a summation of the staggering results from the study of injuries from equestrian sports in children and youths and the physiological evidence against the use of standard methods of horse management

Information that goes far beyond the traditional NHE realm of the horse was also addressed at the conference. Alexander Nevzorov advises his students to study science in context of history and persons of the time so attention is given to biographical and historical reports as well, this year including one about the life and work of Charles Darwin.

Some lectures took place at the exhibition complex “Tolstoy Square” where an exhibit called “The Human Body”: The Dead who Teach the Living curated by Mr. Nevzorov, has been on display for about a year. Students heard comments by Professor Gaivoronsky as he led a tour through the anatomical exhibit.  Igor Pakhomov provided his insight and thoughts on trilobites.  Discussions went on to describe methods for preparing osteological specimens and the development of the first bilateral animals and brain anatomy to name a few. An evolutionary look at linguistics addressed the semantics and etymology of the Russian Language.

In keeping with the evolutionary theme Alexander Nevzorov delivered the inspirational keynote lecture regarding his upcoming book, the “Origin of Intellect”.  This work promises to shake up the current standards of the scientific community as the author delves into the still ongoing evolution of man and reveals that the direction of the species is still wide open.

The seminar’s very full and diverse, yet interrelated program managed to squeeze in one more topic with a segment on the art of speech and stage craft by Libabov and Solovyev. The Leiken-Club Café, run by the Litsedei troupe hosted the seminar.

According to the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Seminar materials are not available to the public.