From the book
jacket: Every year human corpses
meant for anatomy classes, burial, or
cremation find their way into the hands
of a shadowy group of entrepreneurs who
profit by buying and selling human
remains. While the government has
controls on organs and tissue meant for
transplantation, these "body brokers"
capitalize on the myriad other uses for
dead bodies that receive no federal
oversight whatsoever: commercial
seminars to introduce new medical
gadgetry; medical research studies and
training courses; and U.S. Army
land-mine explosion tests. A single
corpse used for these purposes can
generate up to $10,000.
As journalist Annie Cheney found while ...
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