Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2006

Abstract

Body parts are big business in the United States. Tissue, organs, tendons, bones, joints, limbs, hands, feet, torsos, and heads culled from the dead are the cornerstones of the lucrative and important business of advancing scientific knowledge and improving medical technique. Few people, however, think to ask where the material that sustains this enormous industry comes from. Journalist Annie Cheney is a timely exception. In Body Brokers: Inside America's Underground Trade in Human Remains (Broadway), Cheney chronicles her quest to find out how human remains are procured, processed, marketed, and used. It's a complicated, detailed and disturbing tale.

Disciplines

Business

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1043

Subject(s)

Business Ethics

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Business Commons

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