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Why Angelina will plastinate and display her husband after he dies - Sydney Morning Herald

Why Angelina will plastinate and display her husband after he dies - Sydney Morning Herald
Dr Angelina Whalley, wife of the inventor of plastination, Gunther von Hagens, with a platinated head showing the configuration of blood vessels. Credit: Wolter Peeters
Would you plastinate a loved one? Dr Angelina Whalley, BODY WORLDS curator and wife of plastination inventor, Dr Gunther von Hagens, is planning on doing just that.
 

Imagine staring into your spouse's unblinking eyes for hours on end, tracing your finger along their nerve fibres that once carried messages of pleasure and pain, and opening their ribcage and touching their heart.

This will be the reality for Angelina Whalley, wife of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, the man who invented plastination in 1977 and revolutionised the way humans and body parts are preserved and displayed.

 Esther Han, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 2018
 
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