Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Mary Roach, a journalist and popular writer, became interested in cadavers
as adjuncts to teaching, research, and therapy. For Stiff, she interviewed people who find cadavers, or parts thereof, useful
in their activities, traveling as far as China to verify and nullify information.
Personal interviews and quotes bring the reader into each site of cadaver
use. The author's approach is positive and, for the most part, journalistic,
although she waxes enthusiastic about cadaver extracts as dietary supplements
in various afflictions.
Davis JH. Cadavers. JAMA. 2003;290(3):407-408. doi:10.1001/jama.290.3.407