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Stiff [electronic resource] : The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Mary Roach.

Roach, Mary. (Author). Frasier, Shelly. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781400120970 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2008.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Shelly Frasier.
Summary, etc.: An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.For 2,000 years, cadavers---some willingly, some unwittingly---have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. 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---from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery---cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries---from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll,...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 225176 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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