His Body Has Been Viewed by Millions, But We Don’t Even Know His Name

December 20, 2018

(Sydney Morning Herald) – Split through the middle, he is one of the poster boys of the Real Bodies exhibition. Almost perfectly preserved via plastination, millions of visitors to the blockbuster anatomy show have been able to stare into his skull cavity and marvel at his sinewy body, stripped of its skin and cut in half. But who was this man? And would he have consented to his remains being displayed in this way? Surprisingly, we do not know the answers to these questions.

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