Anatomy, Art, and Life

I have been watching a fascinating, yet disturbing program on television the past couple weeks. The first week I watched it, I was dizzy and almost felt sick, but I couldn’t look away.

It’s called Anatomy for Beginners, with Dr Gunther von Hagens doing the dissecting of the bodies and pathologist Professor John Lee (nicknamed the “Walt Disney of Death”) explaining how we work in health and in disease. Gunther is pictured to the left holding the skin of the corpse that he just peeled off.Continue Reading