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The Resource Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
Title
Stiff
Title remainder
the curious lives of human cadavers
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roach, Mary
Dewey number
611
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R853.H8
LC item number
R635 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 G-073
  • QZ 35
NLM item number
R628s 2003
Reading level
  • 9.4.
  • 11.0.
Series statement
Medical Humanities collection PAH
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Dead
  • Human dissection
  • Dead
  • Human dissection
  • Human experimentation in medicine
Label
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 who 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?
Control code
ocm50912705
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780393050936
Lccn
2002152908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50912705
  • (Sirsi) a1439942
  • (OCoLC)55230887
Label
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 who 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?
Control code
ocm50912705
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780393050936
Lccn
2002152908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50912705
  • (Sirsi) a1439942
  • (OCoLC)55230887

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