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I've always assumed that when I donate my body to science, my cadaver would be used for medical research. I had no idea that I could possibly become (1) a cadaver in a med school anatomy class, (2) a human crash test dummy, (3) a faux murder victim for crime scene investigation research, (4) freeze-dried compost, (5) a plastinated specimen for the Bodyworlds exhibit, (6) a member of the Harvard Brain Bank, or (7) alas, the skull of poor Yorick on a Shakespearean stage. Some may find the subject matter morbid, but I find it all utterly fascinating. The author writes that the contributions made by the dead are nothing short of heroic, and I agree.