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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers /

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Co., c2003.
Edition/Format: Book Book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Roach
ISBN: 0393050939 9780393050936
Unique Identifier: 537473310
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Description: 303 p. : ill. ; 22 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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