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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 10, 2012.
Vitals - Donating your body to science? Nobody wants a chubby corpse
I used to work in the cadaver lab in grad school...All of ours were pretty lean, but I did get the chance to see 1 that was probably around 250lbs. We just trimmed off the fatty tissue during prosection. Not a big deal.
I guess no one wants a Fatty Liver.
Extrapolating forward to possible practical applicationoes this mean I should be buried in my "No Fat Chicks" shirt?
Well, then just cremate me and sprinkle out to sea, I suppose!
^Why would you sprinkle yourself all over something you never visit, land lubber?
But on another note, I've had the opportunity to visit and play with some dead bodies in a few of my doctor buddies gross anatomy classes, and I have to say, from what I saw there, there's all kinds of shapes and sizes.
I've been to the ocean countless times, Sand Dweller. When I was gigging actively, I spent entire summers in MD, NJ, NY, and VA (and occasionally NC) beaches.
Never had the pleasure of hanging at the Pacific,though.
I told my first wife that I wanted to be cremated and have my ashes thrown in her face. She was not amused.
On topic, I should be a great candidate for lab work, being that I am on the slender side of skinny.
^^ pardon my saying so, but you don't look very slender in your avatar pic.
That's not me. I've never had a blue helment.
woah this is a different thread
few comments of interest from the story.
"In a country where more than a third of adults are obese, the impact of extra weight extends, it seems, even beyond death."
"There’s also the educational aspect to consider. Donated bodies are used primarily for first-year anatomy students, who need to learn how the human body is supposed to look"
well since a third of the population is fat....then i guess a fat body is a perfect example of what they are "suppose" to look like.
I can understand the handling issue, but they might as well learn how to deal with those fatty's.
because in the real world those doctors will be working with Fatty's.
I just lost 30 pounds, and by the time i actually lose the rest.
It might just be right in time........for donation.
I worked in human tissue donation for 2 years. I would, in a nutshell, cut apart cadavers to salvage tendons, skin, hearts, and bone for transplant. I saw everything from the 100lb grannies to the 25 y/o 400lbers. Let me tell you, aside from the occasional in-shape jogger who had an unknown cardiomyopathy or something most of our under-50 donors were overweight, leaning towards obese and morbidly obese. Not many skinny younger dead people.
Thats why i am fat and an alcoholic... no one will ever kill me for organs..
Pure gold! *applauds*
many lulz to be had in this thread.
long and linky.....**** like a slinky
I used to work for a transport service that picked up deceased for funeral homes and the coroner. It's no fun picking up a 300 lb gentleman that had a heart attack and keeled over on the floor. Biggest I ever picked up was 700 lbs. I had help of course.