No, not a deep, dark, philosophical discussion--I try not to do that here. This is fun stuff, believe it or not...well, fun should you possess a certain dark and peculiar twist of mind, a sensibility that compels you to view sideshow exhibits, freaks of nature (human or otherwise), disease progression, medical anomalies, and icky stuff in general (for example... and thanks, Cath!). I'm looking at you, Wayne!
Should you be such a person, then you're probably already aware of the Mutter Museum (umlaut over the u; Wikipedia entry here) in Philadelphia; you may even know they used to publish a calendar featuring high-quality photographs of their exhibits. Well, according to the Morbid Anatomy blog ("Surveying the Interstices of Art and Medicine, Death and Culture") they've resumed publishing after a 6-year hiatus and they're for sale at a reduced price on Amazon.com!
You'd better believe I've already ordered mine.