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The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

By Mary Roach

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.


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Format: Book
Author: Roach, Mary
Title: Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers / Mary Roach.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2003.
Subject: Human experimentation in medicine Dead Human dissection
Isbn: 9780393324822 (pbk.) 0393050939 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 611 Roa
Oclc: 50912705
Bib Id: 189831

Format: Book
Author: Roach, Mary
Title: Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers / Mary Roach.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2003.
Description: 303 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Human experimentation in medicine
Subjects: Dead
Subjects: Human dissection
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-303).
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 -- The cadaver that joined the army -- The sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver -- The crucifixion experiments -- How to know if your̳e 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 wont̳ she?.
LCCN: 2002152908
ISBN: 9780393324822 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0393050939 (alk. paper)
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 611 Roa