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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
Mary Roach
Adult Nonfiction R853.H8 R635 2003

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 9
1. - A Head is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Practicing surgery on the deadp. 19
2. - Crimes of Anatomy: Body snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissectionp. 37
3. - Life After Death: On human decay and what can be done about itp. 61
4. - Dead Man Driving: Human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerancep. 87
5. - Beyond the Black Box: When the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crashp. 113
6. - The Cadaver Who Joined the Army: The sticky ethics of bullets and bombsp. 131
7. - Holy Cadaver: The crucifixion experimentsp. 157
8. - How to Know if You're Dead: Beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soulp. 167
9. - Just a Head: Decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplantp. 199
10. - Eat Me: Medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplingsp. 221
11. - Out of the Fire, Into the Compost Bin: And other new ways to end upp. 251
12. - Remains of the Author: Will she or won't she?p. 281
Acknowledgmentsp. 293
Bibliographyp. 295


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