Portrait of a young artist as a sadist


Professor Gunther von Hagens is a scholar with a difference — and what a difference! To promote better understanding of human anatomy, von Hagens produces to scale models of humans with varying degrees of tissue. The catch is that these models are real human corpses! Normally, those that engage in this sort of thing are hunted by the police or appear as fictional characters in movies, but this ghoul’s work is in the name of science. Volunteers are petitioning von Hagens for a chance to become ‘plastinated.’

I wonder if Vlad the Impaler had to turn away business…

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