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The Resource Body brokers : inside America's underground trade in human remains, Annie Cheney

Body brokers : inside America's underground trade in human remains, Annie Cheney

Label
Body brokers : inside America's underground trade in human remains
Title
Body brokers
Title remainder
inside America's underground trade in human remains
Statement of responsibility
Annie Cheney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every year some 30% of American corpses are cremated. And as journalist Annie Cheney discovered, no one keeps track of them before they reach their final destination. While the government has tight controls on organs and tissue meant for transplantation, there are other uses for cadavers that receive no oversight whatsoever: parts are used in commercial seminars to introduce new medical gadgetry; torsos are used for surgery practice; bodies are bought by the Army for land-mine tests. A single corpse can generate up to $100,000. Dead bodies, it turns out, are a billion-dollar business. And when there's that much money to be made without regulation, there are all sorts of shady characters employing questionable practices. Body parts are shipped via FedEx or driven cross-country packed in coolers, and the deceased's families are usually entirely unaware. This book will make you look at death in a whole new way.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney, Annie
Dewey number
617.9/54
Index
no index present
LC call number
RD129.5
LC item number
.C4554 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 D-943
  • WO 690
NLM item number
C518b 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Procurement of organs, tissues, etc
  • Procurement of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • United States
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc
Label
Body brokers : inside America's underground trade in human remains, Annie Cheney
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The main characters -- Human price list -- Introduction -- 1. Wilderness -- 2. An ideal situation -- 3. The "toolers" -- 4. "As soon as you die, you're mine" -- 5. The resurrection men -- 6. "Brokered sounds bad, doesn't it?" -- 7. The bone machine
Control code
ocm61879808
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 205 pages
Isbn
9780767917339
Lccn
2005054278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780767917339
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61879808
  • (OCoLC)61879808
Label
Body brokers : inside America's underground trade in human remains, Annie Cheney
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The main characters -- Human price list -- Introduction -- 1. Wilderness -- 2. An ideal situation -- 3. The "toolers" -- 4. "As soon as you die, you're mine" -- 5. The resurrection men -- 6. "Brokered sounds bad, doesn't it?" -- 7. The bone machine
Control code
ocm61879808
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 205 pages
Isbn
9780767917339
Lccn
2005054278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780767917339
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61879808
  • (OCoLC)61879808

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