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Author Roach, Mary.

Title Stiff [electronic resource] : the curious lives of human cadavers / Mary Roach.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2003.
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Description 1 online resource (303 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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 -- 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?
Summary A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.
Audience 1230 Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.4 16 77823
Subject Human experimentation in medicine.
Dead.
Human dissection.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Roach, Mary. Stiff. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2003 0393050939 (DLC) 2002152908 (OCoLC)50912705
ISBN 9780393069198
0393069192
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