It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other.
But it's about time that changed, says one employment conciliation service.
A new exhibit at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia explores the beauty and individuality of human skulls.
We talked to Paul Koudounaris about decorating skulls, burying bodies, and "Memento Mori," his latest book.
Containers are helpfully adorned with labels like "Rental Skulls" and "Child Bones".