Increasing pharmaceutical research demand creates cadaver shortage

By The Economist
Monday, January 20, 2014 2:26 EDT
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They are inert, smelly and upsetting to look at—it’s a wonder that dead bodies are in such high demand. But for medical students they are an indispensable learning tool. In the 19th century some medical schools hired body snatchers to dig up the deceased…

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