Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

By Mary Roach

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(O)ddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem….They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure…cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way. (book description)
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