StiffStiff: the curious lives of human cadavers
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2003.
ISBN: 0393324826 ISBN13: 9780393324822 DDC: 611 LCC: R853 Edition: (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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 that 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?.
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LCC Number: R853
Book Details:Language: eng
Physical Description: 303 p. ; 22 cm.
Edition Info: (pbk.)
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