Stiff : The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

Stiff : The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers



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611 ROAAdult NonfictionOut5/6/21

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Edition Statement :

1st ed.

Content :

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?

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : W.W. Norton, c2003.



Physical Description :

303 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-303).
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