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Re: Human skin binding - Urban legend?

Just to add what I have found in my studies of tattooing, scarifications,
piercings, and other body modifications...

You might be interested in a term I ran across on the Web.  I found quite
a few items about book bindings made of human skin and about Nazi
atrocities.  One of the contributors used the term "anthropodermic"

"Dermagraphics" is another term I found. The Japanese have saved skins of
tattooed people and displayed these works in museums, sometimes even three
to four generations. You might look to Japanese museums/tattooing for this
info.   There is a gentleman in the northwest recently featured in
the  Seattle Times or Post Intelligencer Paper that allegedly will be
skinned by a doctor in Canada when he dies. The doctor has agreed to
charge only one dollar. As far as I know this practice is illegal in the
United States.


        "I'm reminded of a story, you've probably heard it:
         The king and queen of this country were playing golf
         with five clubs. Their son Jack remarked how strange
         it was that they only had two hearts between them.  Just
         then his sister Little Deucy and her dog Trey started
         singing "Four Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend,"
         whereupon the whole family beat her to death and buried
         her with two spades."

                                         --Hawkeye Pierce

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