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'Stiff' Examines 'Lives' of Cadavers

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'Stiff' Examines 'Lives' of Cadavers

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'Stiff' Examines 'Lives' of Cadavers

'Stiff' Examines 'Lives' of Cadavers

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Human corpses are used in transportation safety research and medical study. They can provide organs for transplants or serve as a training ground for surgeons and morticians. Mary Roach examined all the possibilities for her book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. She talks with NPR's Robert Siegel.