Glad to see I'm not the only who thought West was sizing his assistant/companion up as a possible guinea pig!
Just re-listened to the podcast and something struck me about the reanimated Major Sir Eric Moreland Clapham-Lee's wax head. (Besides being ultra chilling...too perfect is very disturbing! And yes, I know he had to have something
to replace his headinnavat
During WWI soliders suffering disfiguring facial injuries had a variety of facial reconstructions performed...including wax masks...http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/mask.html