Heinz Horowicz: Madman or Genius
Date: 9/13/2017, Categories: Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Author: TraceyAmes, Source: LushStories
Prelude Today, people can look in awe and wonder at the progress made in science and medicine. If you go back a mere fifty years, there were no organ transplants for: heart, liver, lung, cornea, kidney, spleen and more. The only vital organ that is missing today in transplants is the brain. The first experiments and transplants ever recorded were of the works of Johann Dippel who graduated from the University of Giessen (Germany) in 1693 at the age of twenty. Dippel practiced alchemy and anatomy in his lifetime and he experimented frequently with dead animals. Dippel was also an avid dissector. Some hundred years later, Heinz Horowicz, graduated from the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria. He continued to work on the same field of research as Dippel. Heinz had his own laboratory in the basement of the castle where he performed experiments; firstly on dead animals, and later on dead human beings. His goal was to bring recently deceased bodies back to life using organs obtained from the dead. History has shown people regard Heinz as either a madman or a genius. Horowicz lived in his family built castle in Liechtenstein, a principality in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria. The view from the castle overlooking the Rhine River far below is believed to be breathtaking. Horowicz, an only child, inherited the family castle after the passing of his parents in 1822. Heinz Horowicz married Vulnavia, a local upper-class woman who bore them a son, Heinrich. Heinrich sadly passed ...