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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers / Mary Roach.

Roach, Mary. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk R853.H8 R635 2004 37684001099896 Library Reserve Desk Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393324822
  • ISBN: 0393324826
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2004, ©2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: ©2003.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-303).
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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.
Local Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-223 (Blandford).
Subject: Human experimentation in medicine.
Human dissection.

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