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Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers Mary Roach

Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach

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ISBN : 9780670912179
Hardcover
304 pages
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A contagiously cheerful exploration of the cruel diligences executed on some of our bodies when, after death, we abandon them on the threshold of their graves, this book shows us cadavers turned into carcasses and scientific experiments, the deceasedMoreA contagiously cheerful exploration of the cruel diligences executed on some of our bodies when, after death, we abandon them on the threshold of their graves, this book shows us cadavers turned into carcasses and scientific experiments, the deceased who contribute to the progress of medicine with perforated genitals and extracted eyes, flesh flung from airplanes or shot with bullets to verify the efficiency of new weapons, and discards crucified like Jesus or devoured by maggots. Mary Roach has written a book that explores the great beyond in order to show us the more visible and deplorable side of the next life.Una exploración contagiosamente alegre de las crueles diligencias practicadas con algunos de nuestros cuerpos cuando, luego de la muerte, los abandonamos a su suerte en los umbrales de la tumba, este libro nos muestra cadáveres abiertos en canal y en el altar de la ciencia, difuntos que contribuyen al progreso de la medicina con los genitales perforados o los ojos extraídos, fiambres arrojados desde aviones o cosidos a balazos para verificar la eficiencia de nuevas armas, y despojos crucificados como Nuestro Señor o devorados por gusanos. Mary Roach ha escrito una obra que se adentra en el más allá para mostrarnos el lado más visible y deplorable de la otra vida.