| GEO Health|
| German doctor offers body parts for sale|
| Updated at: 1038 PST, Friday, June 04, 2010|
BERLIN: Doctor Gunther von Hagens of Germany, the man behind the controversial exhibition of dead bodies, is now selling body parts.
Dr von Hagens - known as Dr Death in his homeland - is the inventor of plastination.
It is a process which preserves the bodies of people and animals by replacing fluids with hardened silicon.
His works have gone on display all over the world, drawing curiosity, admiration and revulsion in equal measures.
Now, the anatomist is offering a mail-order service from the German town of Guben, near the Polish border, where his factory or "plastinarium" is located.
The plastinarium has just opened, after a two-year delay when the project was heavily criticised by religious groups.
Dr von Hagens, 64, argues that his work is educational and in fact promotes better health.