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

Roach, Mary (Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0393324826 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 0393050939 (hc : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 303 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2003.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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 the crash --The cadaver that joined the army : the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver : the crucifixion experiments -- How to know if your'e 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 thecompost bin : and other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author : will she or won't she?.

Available copies

  • 29 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Wilmington Memorial Library.

Current holds

2 current holds with 34 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Wilmington Memorial Library Teen 611 Roach (Text) Young Adult/Teen Non-Fiction Available -
Subject: Human experimentation in medicine
Human dissection

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