December 4, 2023

The fine line between science students and ghouls

Commodification files. The widow of a 95-year-old Louisiana war veteran who died of Covid-19 was shocked to discover that her husband’s body – which he had donated to science – ended up on a dissection table at a US$500-a-ticket event in Portland, Oregon.

David Saunders died in August and his wife Elsie tried to donate his body to Louisiana State University. It was refused because he had died of Covid-19. She then gave it to a Las Vegas company called Med Ed Labs, which sold it to a company called Death Science which runs courses and public lectures about death – dissection, burial, embalming, decay, crime scene investigation and other ghoulish features. This company hosted a 9-5 dissection class (with a lunch break) using Mr Saunders’ body in a Marriott hotel ballroom.

An event called The Oddities and Curiosities Expo, which was held the day before the dissection class, provided a ticketing platform for rubbernecking at the body. It promises exhibits of “taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/halloween inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more… something weird for everyone.”

The dissection class was part of the spirit of the Expo, even if it was not an official event.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s horrible, unethical, and I just don’t have the words to describe it,” said the widow. “I have all this paperwork that says his body would be used for science — nothing about this commercialization of his death.”

And a local funeral director said: “I was totally horrified. Our whole staff was horrified that this is what had happened to a gentleman that he and his family thought that his body was going for the advancement of medical students.”

2 thoughts on “The fine line between science students and ghouls

  1. Trust in science at this point should be at 0% (and I am a scientist by education as profession). We are now at a point where if it can be done, it is done, regardless of the consequences, and monies and power are thrown around to make sure that nobody knows of the ongoing crimes. Suppression of the truth by death or other force has been the hallmark of science since the days of Galileo, so none of this should shock people either. There is plenty of money to be made by maintaining the status quo, and TRUE science upsets that – and so is suppressed. If you get your science and medical information from the government or ANY outlet in the main stream media (including Fox), then you are being duped and lied to and it is your own fault. The truth is out there if you have the courage and the desire to find it. And that begins currently with the plannedemic and the death shots being passed off as “vaccines.”

  2. Read “The Body Snatcher”, by Robert Louis Stevenson, for a 19th century take on the autopsy business.

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