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Transcript of Stiff
Crash Test Dummies
Military Experimentation Dummy
Tools for further elightenment of the crucifixiation
Further our safety in cars and safety Practical Applications of the Dead Made possible by the dead:
Effective plastic surgery
Better understanding of impact of air bags
Know how our bodies are effected by...everything The History and unexpected gruesomeness of Anatomy The Beginnings 18th to the 20th centuries-The search for bodies 2002 March (cc) image by jantik on Flickr King Ptolemy I was the first to deem it was okay to cut open the dead for medical uses Herophilus, the father of Anatomy began using live criminals ...the trouble begins Chronic shortage of cadavers as private anatomy schools grew and number of cadavers stayed the same 1752-Dissection becomes an option for the sentencing of murders 1828-London's demand for bodies that full-time body snatchers and resurrectionists began common ($1,000/year) March 1992-Oscar Rafael jeernandezsurvived an attempt to murder( social cleansing to get bodies 1960's-the first heart transplantand the passingof the Unform Anatomical Gift Act has created a surplus of cadavers By Mary Roach Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers "For two thousand years, cadavers–some willingly, some unwittingly–have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings." Pictures Would you donate your body so that it serves a purpose when you are dead? Do you wish to contribute to scientific research or other advancements? Would you be a crash test dummy? Hopefully you do not have to decide soon. Donation After Experation About the Author Mary Roach Author's tone is very personal
Gives an honest, observatory point of view
Uses language that is descriptive without being excessively detailed Mary Roach was not an expert on cadavers before writing the book. She studied the subject of cadavers simply because it was "particularly foreign and strange and, in its repellent way, enticing.