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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Roach
ISBN: 0393050939 9780393050936 0393324826 9780393324822
OCLC Number: 1015694377
Description: 303 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: A head is a terrible thing to waste: practicing surgery on the dead --
Crimes of anatomy: body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection --
Life after death: on human decay and what can be done about it --
Dead man driving: human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance --
Beyond the black box: when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash --
The cadaver who joined the army: the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs --
Holy cadaver: the crucifixion experiments --
How to know if you're dead: beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul --
Just a head: decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant --
Eat me: medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings --
Out of the fire, into the compost bin: and other new ways to end up --
Remains of the author: will she or won't she?
Responsibility: Mary Roach.
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