Many U.S. Medical Schools Are Seeing a Surge in the Number of People Leaving Their Bodies to Science

August 17, 2016

(Associated Press) – Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish. The increase has been a boon to medical students and researchers, who dissect cadavers in anatomy class or use them to practice surgical techniques or test new devices and procedures.