Dead bodies are in short supply, a fact that might surprise you unless you’ve been through medical school or dissected a corpse. The medical cadaver market is has obvious challenges: Not everyone wants to donate their body to be sliced, carved, drilled, tagged, and documented before finally left to rest in peace, after all.
Stiffs are also expensive to care for—they have to be refrigerated, which requires special equipment and trained staff. Heap on a little bad publicity about the organ-donor trade and you’ve got an environment Dr. Frankenstein would find a challenge.
So to solve the shortage of real dead folks, anatomists decided to create virtual ones. Read Full Story