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27 January 2021

LAS VEGAS (January 27, 2021) – To celebrate Black History Month, BODIES…The Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino will recognize trailblazers of the healthcare industry and medical field with special displays and profiles throughout February. The installation will highlight several Black men and women who have contributed to the advancement of medical sciences and the health community in various ways. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BodiesLasVegas.com.

For a limited time, BODIES…The Exhibition will feature profiles of historic Black physicians and medical professionals including Dr. William Edward Allen Jr., the first African American to be certified as an x-ray technician; Chicago’s first African American physician Dr. Daniel Hale Williams; and Dr. Alexa Canady, the first African American female in the U.S. to become a neurosurgeon specializing in hydrocephalus, congenital spine abnormalities and spinal tumors, among many others.

With February also marking American Heart Month, which raises awareness on the lasting effects of heart disease and its causing factors on the entire body, the Exhibition will highlight the likes of Dr. Richard Allen Williams, a cardiologist who was the first African American from Delaware to attend and graduate from Harvard University. Williams founded the Association of Black Cardiologists in 1974 and is the author of “The Textbook of Black-related Diseases,” which is widely considered the classic seminal work on the medical status of Black doctors.

Featuring more than 275 real human bodies and specimens, The Strip’s premier educational entertainment attraction, BODIES…The Exhibition has been described as a “life-changing experience.” Real human bodies have been meticulously dissected, preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented, allowing visitors the opportunity to view the beauty and complexity of the body’s organs and systems like never before.

What to expect during your next visit?
In order to create a comfortable and safer environment for guests and employees, the Exhibitions have implemented new health safety guidelines and procedures, including:

  • All employees are screened for symptoms, including a temperature screening, prior to the start of their shift each day.
  • Guests and employees are required to wear masks or face coverings at all times while inside the Exhibitions.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are conveniently placed throughout both Exhibitions.
  • All highly touched surfaces are routinely cleaned and disinfected on a more frequent basis.
  • Physical distancing is encouraged and signage reminding guests to keep six feet apart from those outside of their party is placed throughout the venue.

BODIES…The Exhibition is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with final admission granted at 5 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BodiesLasVegas.com.

 

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