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Roach, Mary.
New York : W. W. Norton, 2003.
ISBN 0393050939
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Has anyone ever said you have a sick sense of humor? Then Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers might be just the book for you.  It's all about dead bodies and how we've used them throughout history: in medical science, in crash tests of cars and planes, in weapons tests, in outdoor laboratories where forensic scientists study the process of decay...the list goes on and on.  Did you know that in the 17th and 18th centuries there was an entire black market in dead bodies?  Medical schools needed cadavers, but it was illegal at that time to dissect humans, so the schools had to resort to all kinds of underhanded methods to get bodies.  And then there's the chapter on cannibalism.  If you’re a fan of “Six Feet Under” or any of the CSI shows, give this book a try.  uthor Mary Roach has a quirky and, yes, sick sense of humor, and she's put together a book that's disgusting, surprising, and very, very funny.  (Booktalk written by Vermont librarian Christine Eldred.  Used with permission.
SUBJECTS:     Human experimentation in medicine.
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