Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi doctor who notoriously conducted human experiments on prisoners including children at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, is now himself the subject of medical study, Science Alert reports.
The remains of Mengele, who died in exile in Brazil in 1979 having fled Europe after the war, are now being used in classes at the University of São Paulo to help medical students learn about forensic science.
The idea came from pathologist Daniel Romero Muñoz – one of the researchers who identified Mengele’s skeleton when it was exhumed in 1985, and is now a lecturer in the university’s medical school. Muñoz felt that the remains of the man nicknamed the “Angel of Death” could serve as a remarkable teaching aid for students. Read more at Science Alert.