While I was in New York I saw the Bodies exhibition.  The exhibition gives a complete tour of the human anatomy using real human specimens.  While most information provided in the exhibit could be found in an anatomy textbook, it is very revealing to see how the body operates first-hand.  The exhibit not only looks entire human specimens but also displays a variety of human organs and body parts as well as entire systems (circulatory, digestive, etc.).  Normal and abnormal body parts are compared side by side.  For individuals (like myself) who have not attended medical school, the exhibit is illuminating.

You can not learn how to play baseball, by simply reading a book; you need to practice.  Similarly, reading a basic anatomy book is helpful to understanding the human body, but examining real human specimens gives a person further insight into the body’s amazing inner-workings which work to keep each of us alive.  I highly recommend the exhibit.