- Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2003.
- Year Published: 2003
- Description: 303 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
by Roach, Mary.
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Call number: 611 Ro
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 -- The cadaver that joined the army -- The sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver -- The crucifixion experiments -- How to know if you̳re 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 tissue digestor -- And other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author -- Will she or won̳t she?.
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