Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Summary
Mary Roach

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Summary

Mary Roach begins her research of human cadavers by attending a facial anatomy and facelift refresher course, where surgeons practice new techniques on the freshly severed heads of human cadavers. Roach learns that surgeons cope by objectifying human remains, willfully seeing them as objects. The author sees the obvious benefit of learning surgical techniques using cadavers. Since they feel no pain and cannot die due to complications, cadavers offer immediate benefits...

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