Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Topics for Discussion

Mary Roach
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What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of surgeons using cadavers to practice new surgical techniques?

It is said that the living should treat the dead with dignity. What does this mean? What sort of behaviors are dignified? What sort of behaviors are not dignified?

If nothing can stop the decay of organic tissue, what is the point of burying the dead in a coffin or embalming the corpse?

What would the world be like if cadavers had never been used in automotive impact research?

Why do professional report that it is emotionally more difficult to see an intact corpse than it is to see one that has "come apart?"

Why is American culture opposed to research that involves blowing up of cadavers?

What aspect of Pierra Barbet's research did the author take issue with. Do you agree? Why or why not?

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