Friday, May 20, 2011

Germany manages to hunt Gunther von Hagens

Gunther von Hagens has made a fortune from a patent for the 'plastination' of human corpses which grisly display at international exhibitions. But much more complex than the technique of 'plastination' (removing fluids from a corpse and replacing them with cold acetone) is the legal framework that protects their business, woven by international lawyers to ensure that the purchase of bodies of prisoners Chinese prisons not be punished (and their processing, display and sale in Germany).

The German authorities have a decade behind Von Hagens, who, as a last advertised, announced that his body will be 'plastinated' and exposed after his death, reaching what he meant by "eternal life." The Office of Heidelberg, however, has found a weak side on the process to Von Hagens, not the coroner's table, but in court and accused him of tax fraud amounting to almost half a million euros.

The complaint also appears as a defendant his wife, Angelina Whalley, responsible for managing their business and also responsible for the recruitment between May 2005 and October 2008 of hiring 'in black' Polish workers who worked in the workshops Von Hagens has in Heidelberg and Guben.

What he describes as medical research, therefore, are more than places of shadow economy in which scientists and researchers do not work in training, but without a contract for Polish workers dealing with processing of bodies under the orders of 'Doctor Death' German. The 133-page summary will be seen by the Provincial Court of Manheim and Von Hagens accused of "hiding the Social Security Finance and real and vital relations for economic activity." Von Hagens's business has grown to become a whole industry that today reaches even retail.

In its museum shop Guben, 30 km from Berlin and which employs 200 workers, passed 150,000 visitors since its opening in November 2006 to December 2010. As a 'souvenir' you can buy during the visit from a cow's hoof dissected and made into paperweights to a woman's torso cut in half and its organs in sight.

A sheet of human brain, made out of molds and casting of soft matter, should not exceed 1,500 euros. Von Hagens has managed to go through legal trade buyers asking the body parts that register as "qualified", which can demonstrate any primary school teacher, medical personnel and even a journalist.

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