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When does a person become a corpse? The human nature of a cadaver The legal status of the postliving : do corpses have rights? Decomposition of the body and efforts to slow its disintegration Final disposal of human remains Eternal preservation of the deceased : literally and figuratively The cadaver as supplier of used body parts The cadaver as teacher, research subject, or forensic witness The cadaver as parent Body snatching, then and now Desecration of human remains Public display and the dignity of human remains Don't neglect the fate of your remains.
K564.H8 C36 2010
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press,