Anatomy: Learning from the dead – how body donors help save lives

A sweet, heavy, intense smell of alcohol is in the air.

Anatomy: Learning from the dead – how body donors help save lives

A sweet, heavy, intense smell of alcohol is in the air. The lifeless naked body of the old lady on the preservation table looks pale, unreal and very small. The dark gray hair is elegant, the mouth is open. The forensic doctor should come any moment, says Jana, the preparation assistant. On this day it finally starts - in the morgue of the Institute for Functional and Applied Anatomy at the Hannover Medical School (MHH).

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