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Subject: Dr Death to sell body parts online

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/10 at 4:23 am

Controversial anatomist Gunther von Hagens, known as Dr Death, is to sell plastinated human body parts online.

He has told clients they will be able to buy the fleshless corpses which he injects with plastic resin over the internet.

The German entrepreneur, whose Body Worlds exhibitions show human cadavers in lifelike poses, says scientists and medical experts will be able to buy them.

The body parts go on sale from November 3 with whole human bodies available for £61,733, according to Sueddeutsche Zeuitung newspaper.

Torsos will be on sale for around £50,154 while human heads will be on offer for £19,495 each. Animal parts are also available.

German Roman Catholics have condemned the move. Archbishop Robert Zollitsch has appealed to politicians asking them to ban the online store for "breaking a taboo" and not showing proper respect to the dead.

The scientist's technique, which involves removing body fluids and fat from corpses and replacing them with plastic resin, has made him a multi-millionaire since he developed it more than a decade ago.

He has never shied away from controversy and in 2002 he went ahead with the first public autopsy in 170 years in Britain, despite concerns that he could be arrested.

In Berlin last year he displayed two plastinated corpses having sex in an exhibition called "Cycle of Life".

Subject: Re: Dr Death to sell body parts online

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/10 at 4:23 am

btw, the sell of body parts are forbidden on eBay.

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