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


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  Introduction

1. A HEAD IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
  Practicing surgery on the dead

2. CRIMES OF ANATOMY
  Body snatching and other sordid talesfrom the dawn of
  human dissection

3. LIFE AFTER DEATH
  On human decay and what can be done about it

4. DEAD MAN DRIVING
  Human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science
  of impact tolerance

5. BEYOND THE BLACK BOX
  When the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash

6. THE CADAVER WHO JOINED THE ARMY
  The sticky ethics of bullets and bombs

7. HOLY CADAVER
  The crucifixion experiments



8. HOW TO KNOW IF YOU'RE DEAD
   Beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific
   searchfor the soul

9. JUST A HEAD
   Decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant

10. EAT ME
   Medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings

11. OUT OF THE FIRE, INTO THE COMPOST BIN
   And other new ways to end up

12. REMAINS OF THE AUTHOR
   Will she or won't she?

   Acknowledgments
   Bibliography





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Human experimentation in medicine, Dead, Human dissection