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The Resurrection Men

June 9th, 2015

Episode 1063 of 1341 episodes

For centuries, students of medicine have dissected the dead. But the idea of wilfully donating one’s body to medicine is somewhat new. People donating their bodies to science has sufficed the medical demand for cadavers until recently. Now the burgeoning demand for bodies and body parts has created a strange new industry in America.