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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I finished this sometime back but only got around to writing the review here. A very interesting series of stories about what happens to cadavers throughout history, and how they advanced medical sciences. If you ever wondered what happens to corpses after they’ve been donated to science, then this book is for you.

It’s at turns funny and macabre. Roach doesn’t cover the spirituality aspects of the body donated to science, especially since the Asian perspective has some very strong links between the soul and the body.

Roach makes a strong case for organ donation here.

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