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Stiff by Mary Roach
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Apr 21, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, book-club-picks, read-in-2010, science, favorites
Read in January, 2006

Fascinating look at what happens to bodies after death: some are donated to anatomy labs, some are used to create seat belt laws, and some are left to decompose, in efforts to help law enforcement. Roach has a light, somewhat humorous tone, but manages to be continuously respectful about the cadavers she's writing about. Highly recommended.

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