Gunther is a man with a mission.
As a young anatomy assistant with advanced knowledge of physical chemistry he began experiments on body preservation with
acetone, plexiglass, and vacuum extraction. His early efforts brought poor results, but he kept adapting and adjusting his
methods until, in January 1977, he succeeded with the first sample of plastination. Thrilled, he decided to make it his life’s
His revolutionary invention makes it possible to create
completely new types of specimens. When the polymers harden, muscles that would ordinarily be slack can provide support, allowing
the bodies to be displayed in a variety of unusual poses. He can even stretch dissected body parts in all directions–
creating gaps that allow heretofore unseen instructional glimpses of anatomy.