Ask a Mortician: How Do I Donate My Corpse to Science?

In the new installment of Ask A Mortician, our death-obsessed friend Caitlin Doughty explains that you can't really give your body to science. But you can offer yourself to a medical school. Also, if you want your skull to be a showpiece on someone's mantle someday, there's some advice about that. And be sure to follow Caitlin on Twitter!

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CarmelaFimbria
CarmelaFimbria

I highly recommend this book regarding what can happen with human remains (from science to decomposition): http://www.amazon.com/Stiff-Curious-Lives-Human-Cadavers/dp/0393324826

It's quite a funny and informative read. I would say it would be hard for someone to come away from reading it and still not want to at least be an organ donor.